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Accessing the Documentation CD

To read the Tru64 UNIX documentation on a Tru64 UNIX system, follow these steps:

  1. Log in as superuser.

  2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive and mount it as follows:

    # mount /dev/disk/cdromNa/usr/share/doclib/online

    In this command, N is the unit number of your CD-ROM device. If you do not know the unit number of your CD device, the following command will provide that information:

    # ls /dev/disk/cdrom*

    Do not use a different mount point.

  3. After the CD is mounted, you can access the documentation with a browser. For example, use the Netscape browser as follows:

    • From a terminal emulator window, start Netscape with the following command:

      # /usr/bin/X11/netscape &
    • From the CDE front panel, click on Application Manager —> Desktop _apps —> Netscape.

  4. After Netscape is running, click on its Home button. Netscape will load the Tru64 UNIX home page. Click on the link to the Tru64 UNIX Documentation page.

To read the Tru64 UNIX documentation on a Windows PC or a Macintosh system, insert the CD into the CD drive. If you are using a Windows system (except Windows 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, or earlier) the system should automatically open the Tru64 UNIX Documentation Library page in your default browser. If you are using a Macintosh or an earlier version of Windows or Windows NT, or if your PC does not automatically open the page, follow these steps:

  1. When the system has mounted the CD, launch your browser.

  2. Go to the browser's File menu and choose the Open file... item. (Depending on your browser, this item might say Open..., Open File..., or Open file in Browser...).

  3. Choose the CD drive. In succession, open the DOCS and HTML folders. Then, in the HTML folder, open the LIBRARY.HTM file. This is your access to the Tru64 UNIX Documentation in HTML and PDF formats.

If you are viewing this documentation on a Windows 95 or higher system, you can use the AltaVista Search CD index that is included. Click on the search icon on the Tru64 UNIX Documentation Library HTML page, and follow the instructions that the browser displays.