doconfig(8)doconfig(8)Namedoconfig - a program to aid system configuration
/etc/doconfig [-c config_file] [-e ed_script]
The shell script uses the program to help the user generate a configu‐
ration file for a new ULTRIX system kernel. The script prompts the
user for a system name and if the name does not already exist, builds a
system configuration file with that system name.
Whether the configuration file is built or not, the script then puts
the user into an edit-configure-build loop until both the configuration
and the kernel build run without errors. Additional runs of can be
made to tune the configuration further.
When new hardware is added to a system, the configuration file should
be updated to reflect the new system configuration. When updating an
existing configuration file or creating a new configuration file with
the system must be operating the generic kernel, or new hardware may
not be found. The following steps should be used for successful com‐
1. Save the running as
2. Move to
3. Reboot the system to single user mode.
4. Check file systems.
5. Mount the file system.
6. Run the program. (When execution is complete, make a note of the
message prints showing the path and location of the new
7. Move to
8. Copy the new (from the message noted above) to
9. Reboot the system.
Options-c The name of the existing configuration file should be supplied
without specifying the pathname. This file should exist in the
directory. A new kernel will be built using the specified con‐
-e When specified, the configuration file will be edited using the
script before building the new kernel.
FilesSee Alsoed(1), config(8), sizer(8)
Basic Installation Guide
Guide to System Configuration File Maintenance