In order to install sanos you first need to make a boot disk. You can
either use the compiled version or build sanos from source. If you want to
build sanos from source see Building sanos
from source. If you want to use the compiled version download
sanos-bin-x.x.x.zip file from the
download page. Unzip the files into a directory (e.g.
and go to the
build directory and execute the
mkbootdisk batch script:
This makes a
sanos.flp file in the
This file can be written to a blank floppy disk using the
found in the
c:\sanos> win\tools\mkfloppy a: win\img\sanos.flp
Boot your computer using the disk. Remember to set Floppy Disk as your first boot device in your BIOS setup. Booting sanos from floppy will not install any files on your hard disk.
If everything goes well you should see something like this:
The boot disk starts the shell as the initial application. You can use many of the standard Unix shell commands like ls, cp, mv, etc. The help command displays all the supported commands.
The /proc file system contains a number of virtual files that can be used for displaying system information, e.g. the following command display a list of all threads in the system:
\$ more /proc/threads
The following /proc files can be used:
The default installation is set up to use DHCP to obtain TCP/IP settings from a DHCP server. If you do not have a DHCP server on your network you can either boot without network or manually configure network.
To boot without network remove the following section from
building the bootdisk:
To configure your network manually change the
[netif] section to something like:
You can use the edit program to modify the /etc/os.ini file (i.e. edit /etc/os.ini).
WARNING: Running the fdisk and setup programs can destroy all files on your hard disk.
DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING !!!
The setup utility is configured to install sanos on the hard disk. You can change the setup script in /setup/setup.ini to customize the setup. Before you install sanos on the hard disk you need to make sure that your have at least one partition on the primary hard disk. Also, this partition must be bootable. You can setup the partitions using the fdisk utility on the boot floppy:
If you want to install sanos on the hard disk type:
at the shell prompt after sanos has started. This will install sanos on the first partition of the primary hard disk. After the setup program completes remove the floppy and boot the computer. Now sanos will boot from the hard disk.
When the setup utility is executed it uses the setup script file located in /setup/setup.ini. If you want to use another setup script you can just give its filename as an argument on the command line.
The setup script is an .ini file with a section for each stage of the setup:
# # setup.ini # [setup] product=Sanos OS [actions] format sysprep mount kernel mkdirs copy unmount [format] device=hd0a blocksize=4096 cache=1024 quick=0 [sysprep] device=hd0a bootstrap=/setup/boot loader=/setup/osldr.dll [mount] mntfrom=hd0a mntto=/mnt fstype=dfs [kernel] kernel=/bin/krnl.dll target=/mnt/bin [mkdirs] /mnt/dev /mnt/proc /mnt/tmp /mnt/mnt /mnt/etc /mnt/usr [copy] /mnt/bin/os.dll=/bin/os.dll /mnt/bin/sh.exe=/bin/sh.exe /mnt/bin/edit.exe=/bin/edit.exe /mnt/bin/httpd.dll=/bin/httpd.dll /mnt/bin/ftpd.exe=/bin/ftpd.exe /mnt/bin/telnetd.exe=/bin/telnetd.exe /mnt/bin/login.exe=/bin/login.exe /mnt/bin/3c905c.sys=/bin/3c905c.sys /mnt/bin/pcnet32.sys=/bin/pcnet32.sys /mnt/bin/ne2000.sys=/bin/ne2000.sys /mnt/bin/rtl8139.sys=/bin/rtl8139.sys /mnt/bin/eepro100.sys=/bin/eepro100.sys /mnt/bin/sis900.sys=/bin/sis900.sys /mnt/bin/msvcrt.dll=/bin/msvcrt.dll /mnt/bin/kernel32.dll=/bin/kernel32.dll /mnt/bin/user32.dll=/bin/user32.dll /mnt/bin/advapi32.dll=/bin/advapi32.dll /mnt/bin/wsock32.dll=/bin/wsock32.dll /mnt/bin/winmm.dll=/bin/winmm.dll /mnt/bin/jinit.exe=/bin/jinit.exe /mnt/etc/krnl.ini=/setup/krnl.ini /mnt/etc/os.ini=/setup/os.ini [unmount] path=/mnt