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Installing the System

An installation program is supplied with GEOPACK to facilitate the installation of GEOPACK onto a hard disk. To completely install GEOPACK, at least 4 Mbytes of free space must be available on the hard disk. The installation program can be started by typing either

A:INSTALL <source drive> <destination drive and path>

If the optional <source drive> and <destination drive and path> are not specified, the program will provide prompts for this information. The source drive can be any legal floppy drive and the default value is A: . The destination drive and path indicates the hard drive and subdirectory for the "root" of the geostatistical programs. The default destination is C:\GEOPACK. It is advisable to specify a destination drive and subdirectory since a number of programs are copied to this subdirectory and could be accidentally deleted if only a drive (i.e., C:) is specified, since typically root directories are used to store a variety of programs. If any of these programs are deleted, GEOPACK may produce unpredictable results.

Before GEOPACK will operate correctly, the computer must have a specific configuration. To install GEOPACK, several modifications to the computer must be made. These are described in more detail in the following sections.

1. A temporary storage directory must be created. This is done automatically.
2. An environment variable must be set. The AUTOEXEC.BAT file must be altered.
3. A system parameter file must be created. This is done automatically. You will need to modify this file (see Section 2.5.c) to add the names of the editor, line and contour graphics, data base management system, etc. you have available.
4. If you have a HERCULES graphics card, you must run MSHERC.COM prior to starting a GEOPACK session. This program should be put in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
5. The ANSI.SYS driver (see your MS-DOS manual) must be installed in the CONFIG.SYS file. This is done by adding a statement like: DEVICE=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS to the CONFIG.SYS file. Be sure that the correct path for ANSI.SYS is used.

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