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IBM 3270 
Personal Computer 



Setting Up 
and Learning 
the Control Program 




ZA23 -0222-1 



IBM 3270 
Personal Computer 



2 

Setting Up 

and Learning 

the Control Program 



ZA23 -0222-1 



Second Edition (July 1985) 



This manual discusses how to set up and learn the IBM 3270 Personal Computer 
Control Program. 

References in this publication to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply 
that IBM intends to make them available in all countries in which IBM operates. 
Any reference to an IBM program product in this publication is not intended to 
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© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1985 



About This Book 



This book will be your guide to the 3270 PC 
Control Program. Use it after you have set up 
your work station hardware. This book will help 
you get a default copy of the IBM 3270 PC 
Control Program that will work with your 3270 
PC. It will also introduce you to the Online 
Tutorial. The online tutorial, called HELPER, 
will teach you how to use the 3270 PC Control 
Program. HELPER together with Book 3 - Using 
the Control Program, will help you make use of 
the control program while you are doing your 
work. 

How to Use This Book 

This booklet and the diskette accompanying it, 
can be inserted into your Guide to Operations for 
safe keeping. 

Here is a quick "road map" to this book: 

• Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control 
Program 

If you were not given a copy of the control 
program to use and need to set up your own 
default copy, read this chapter. 

• Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online 
Tutorial 

To learn how to use the online tutorial, read 
this chapter. The tutorial will show you how 
to use your 3270 PC and it control program. 
It is organized into units that match your 
experience with host and personal computing. 



About This Book iii 



Book 3 

• When you have finished the tutorial and want 
to begin doing your work, go to Book 3. It 
will help you use your 3270 PC every day. 
You can keep this book near your work 
station and refer to whenever you need it. 



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Contents 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC 

Control Program 1-1 

Step 1. Getting Your Own Copy of the 

3270 PC Control Program 1-3 



Getting the Default Control Program . . 1-5 
Step 2. Loading DOS into Memory ... 1-7 
Step 3. Preparing Your Fixed Disk . . 1-15 
Step 4. Preparing Your System 

Diskette Using Two Diskette Drives . 1-29 
Step 5. Preparing Your System Diskette 



Using One Diskette Drive 1-37 

Step 6. Loading Your Control Program 
for the First Time 1-47 

Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online 
Tutorial 2-1 

Getting Started 2-2 

Starting the Online Tutorial 2-9 

What to Do Next 2-11 

Index X-l 



Contents v 



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Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC 
Control Program 



Here is a brief summary of the steps in this 
chapter: 

• Get the copy of the control program you are 
going to use (page 1-3). 

• Load DOS into memory (page 1-7). 

• Prepare your fixed disk (page 1-15). 

• Prepare your system diskette using two 
diskette drives (page 1-29). 

• Prepare your system diskette using one 
diskette drive (page 1-37). 

• Load your control program for the first time 
(page 1-47). 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-1 



Step 1. Getting Your Own Copy 
of the 3270 PC Control Program 

Before you can use your 3270 PC, you must have 
your own copy of the 3270 PC control program. 
This is the copy that you will use for your daily 
work. In this step, we will tell you how to get a 
copy that you can use. There are three ways 
that you can get a copy of the control program 
that will work on your system: 

1. Your supervisor or the person you call for 
help with using your computer may have 
given you a copy of the control program to 
use. It has already been set up for your work 
station. This copy can be on a diskette called 
the system diskette or it can be on a fixed disk 
inside your system unit. 

Note: The control program diskettes in the 
back of this package are not system 
diskettes and cannot be used as is. 

2. You can make a copy of the default control 
program that is on the two IBM 3270 PC 
Control Program diskettes in the back of this 
manual. 

3. You can also set up and customize your own 
copy of the control program for your work 
station. We will not describe how to do this 
in this book. You should read the manual 
IBM 3270 PC Software Reference, GA23-0232, 
for more information. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-3 



Did Someone Give You a Copy of the 3270 
PC Control Program? 

Decide which of these two choices applies to you: 

1. If your supervisor or the person who you call 
for help with using your computer has: 

• Given you a system diskette to use, or 

• Told you that you have the a copy of the 
control program on your fixed disk, 

Go to "Step 6. Loading Your Control 
Program for the First Time" on page 1-47. 

Or: 

2. If you were: 

• Not given a system diskette, or 

• Not told that you have a copy of the 
control program on your fixed disk, 

You can make a copy of the default 
control program. Continue with the next 
section, "Getting the Default Control 
Program." 



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Getting the Default Control 
Program 



We, at IBM, have included a default control 
program on the 3270 PC Control Program 
diskettes that came with this manual. It is 
already set up to allow you do a basic set of 
tasks. It will let you start using your work 
station without any additional help. If you don't 
have any other copy of the control program to 
use, you can use a copy of this one. The rest of 
these steps will tell you how to make a copy of 
the default control program. 



Do You Have a Fixed Disk Drive? 



Before you go on, you must decide whether your 
system unit has a fixed disk drive. It is easy to 
see if you have a diskette drive in your system 
unit. There is a slot on the front to insert 
diskettes that look like this: 



You cannot see a fixed disk drive; it is inside 
your system unit. It records on a fixed disk that 
cannot be removed. It does not use diskettes. 
Since it doesn't use diskettes, there is no slot in 
which to insert them. Before you can do 




Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-5 



anything else, you must find out if you have a 
fixed disk drive. To find out, go to the chapter in 
your Guide to Operations that has "operating" 
instructions in it and look up the section on the 
fixed disk. 

What You Need to Begin 

Before you can make a copy of the default 3270 
PC Control Program, you must get together in 
one place: 

• The 3270 PC Control Program diskettes from 
the back of this book 

• The DOS diskette from the back of the DOS 
book 

If you have a fixed disk, get the DOS 
Supplemental Programs diskette also. 

• A new, blank diskette or a used diskette that 
can be erased 

If you have a fixed disk, you do not need the 
blank diskette. 

When you have everything you need, go to "Step 
2. Loading DOS into Memory" on page 1-7. 



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Step 2. Loading DOS into 
Memory 



Before You Begin 

If you do not know how to operate your 3270 PC, 
look up the operating information in the front of 
the 3270 PC Guide to Operations binder, and read 
about: 

• Turning the system unit and the display on 
and off 

• Inserting and removing diskettes 

• Handling diskettes 

• Using a fixed disk if you have one. 

CAUTION 

Don't turn anything on and don't insert any 
diskettes before you come back here and 
continue with these instructions. 

If you have already turned any of the units 
on, turn them off. 



Loading the Disk Operating System 
(DOS) 

1. If your system unit is turned on, turn it off. 

The system unit has the diskette drive in it. 
The On/Off switch is located on the right side 
of the unit. 

2. Open the levers on the diskette drives. 



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3. Remove any diskettes. 

4. Insert the DOS diskette into drive A. Make 
sure that you do not use the DOS 

Supplemental Programs diskette here. / 

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Note: If you have a second diskette drive, it is 
called B. If you have a fixed disk, it is 
called C even if you do not have two 
diskette drives. If you have an 
expansion unit with a second fixed 
disk, the second fixed disk is called D. 

5. Close the lever on drive A. 

6. If you have a color display, turn it on. 

Your display has a TV-like screen. The color 
display has an On/Off near the bottom, right 
corner. 

7. If you have a monochrome or color display, 
turn the brightness control clockwise as far 
as it will go. 

8. If you have an expansion unit, turn it on. 

The expansion unit looks like the system 
unit, but it doesn't have any diskette drives 
in it. 

The On/Off switch is located on the right side 
of the expansion unit. 

9. Turn the system unit back on. 



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10. Watch for the POST to run. 



Three things will happen: 

a. The memory in your system unit is tested. 
As it is tested, the amount of memory that 
was checked and is working appears in the 
upper left corner of your screen. 



xxx KB OK 



Note: This number, changes until all of the 
available storage in your system has 
been checked. When the number 
stops changing, the last number that 
appears should be the total amount 
of memory in your system unit, 
including the amount on optional 
memory cards that may be installed. 

If this number is less than 384, you 
cannot use the default control 
program. Do not continue. Call 
your supervisor or the person 
assigned to help you with your 
computer for assistance. 

b. You will hear one short "beep". 



1 BEEP 




You may also hear the diskette drive hum 
and see the "in use" lights flicker on and 
off. 



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c. The Disk Operating System will be loaded 
into memory and your screen will look 
like this: 



Current date is Tue 1-01-1980 
Enter new date: 



Notice the short, blinking line that looks 
like an underscore (_). It is called a 
cursor. The cursor must be on the screen. 

If you missed the POST the first time, turn off 
your system unit and turn it on again. 

11. Make sure the POST ran correctly. 
Did you see and hear: 
1 



Memory Test 



2 




One Short Beep 




If you did not, go to Chapter 5 in Book 1 and 
follow the instructions to find and report the 
problem. 



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If the POST ran correctly, your screen now 
looks like this: 



Current date is Tue 1 -01 -1 980 
Enter new date: _ 

12. Type today's date. 

For example, February 11, 1985, would look 
like this: 



Current date is Tue 1 -01 -1 980 
Enter new date: 2-1 1 -1 985_ 

If you make a mistake in typing the date, use 
the Backspace key to erase the mistake, and 
then retype the correct date. 

13. Press the Enter key, and this message will 
appear: 



Current date is Tue 1 -01 -1 980 
Enter new date: 2-1 1 -1 985 
Current time is 00:00:00.0 
Enter new time: 



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14. Type the current time. 

For example, 1:34 p.m., would look like this: 



Current time is 00:00:00.0 
Enter new time: 1 3:34_ 

For AM, use the correct time. For PM, add 
12 to the hours of the correct time. For 
example: 

1:34am would be 1:34 

11:02am would be 11:02 

1:34pm would be 13:34 

11:02pm would be 23:02 

You don't need to include the seconds and 
tenths of seconds. 

15. Press the Enter key. 

16. Wait for this message to appear followed by 
the DOS prompt: 



Current date is Tue 1-01-1980 
Enter new date: 2-28-1985 
Current time is 00:00:00.0 
Enter new time: 13:34 

The IBM Personal Computer DOS 

Version x.xx (C)Copyright IBM Corp. 1981, 1982, 1983 

A> 



The A > _ is the DOS prompt. DOS is now in 
your work station's memory. 



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What to Do Next 

You must now prepare your fixed disk or a 
system diskette before you can copy the default 
control program onto it. 

# If you have a fixed disk in your system unit, 
go to "Step 3. Preparing Your Fixed Disk" on 
page 1-15. 

Note: If you are not sure whether you have a 
fixed disk drive in your system unit, go 
back to Step 1, and reread the section 
"Do You Have a Fixed Disk Drive 1 ?" on 
page 1-5. Then, come back here and 
continue. 

# If you have two diskette drives in your system 
unit, skip the next section, and go to "Step 4. 
Preparing Your System Diskette Using Two 
Diskette Drives" on page 1-29. 

# If you have one diskette drive and no fixed 
disk in your system unit, skip the next two 
sections, and go to "Step 5. Preparing Your 
System Diskette Using One Diskette Drive" 
on page 1-37. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-13 



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Step 3. Preparing Your Fixed 
Disk 



If you have a new 3270 PC that has just been set 
up, you must format its fixed disk before you can 
record on it. 

If you did not set up your system, the fixed disk 
may have been formatted by the person who set 
it up. Ask your supervisor or the person you call 
for help with using your work station to be sure. 

If your fixed disk has already been formatted, 
skip the next section and continue with the 
section, "Copying the Default Control Program 
onto Your Fixed Disk" on page 1-24. 

If you must format your fixed disk, continue with 
the next section, 

What to Do If Something Doesn't Work 
Correctly 

As you work through this step, you may find 
some problems with the system. You may: 

# Type something incorrectly 

# Accidentally press the wrong key 

# See a message that you didn't expect 

# Not be able to fix a problem 

If any of these things happen, you can undo the 
problem. 

1. Press and hold the Ctrl key and then press 
the C key. 

2. You should see the DOS prompt reappear. 

3. Start this step over from the beginning. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-15 



Formatting Your Fixed Disk 

To format your fixed disk: 
1. Type: 



f disk 



9 A/ToVo ci 

that 



correctly. 



A>fdisk 



3. Press the Enter key, and this panel will 
appear on your screen: 



IBM Personal Computer 

Fixed Disk Setup Program Version x.xx 

(C) Copyright IBM Corp. 19xx 



FDISK Options 



Current Fixed Disk Drive: 1 



Choose one of the following: 

1 . Create DOS Partition 

2. Change Active DOS Partition 

3. Delete DOS Partition 

4. Display Partition Data 

5. Select Next Fixed Disk Drive 

Enter choice:[1 ] 



Press Esc to return to DOS 



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If this panel does not appear, and you see this 
message instead: 



No fixed disks present. 
A> 



You do not have a fixed disk drive in your 
system unit. Go back to Step 1, and reread 
the section "Do You Have a Fixed Disk 
Drive?" on page 1-5. Then, continue from 
there. 

If you have only one fixed disk, the current 
fixed disk drive and choice 5 will not appear 
on your screen. If you have a second fixed 
disk and want to use it, you can type 5 to 
format it instead. You will see this panel 
again but the number of the current fixed 
disk will be 2. 



Current Fixed Disk Drive: 2 



4. Continue with the next section. 

Are You Going to Use Other Operating 
Systems in Addition to DOS? 

Before you go on, you must decide how you will 
format your fixed disk. The Personal Computer 
operating system you are going to use controls 
the way you format your fixed disk. If you 
ordered the Disk Operating System (DOS), you 
should have the DOS manual and its diskettes. If 
you ordered any other operating systems that 
you may be planning to use in addition to DOS, 
you should have their manuals and diskettes. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-17 



They can include: 

• UCSD-P 

• PC/IX 

If you have only DOS, skip the next section, and 
go to the section "Preparing Your Fixed Disk for 
DOS." 

If you have another operating system in addition 
to DOS, read the next section, "Preparing Your 
Fixed Disk for Operating Systems Other Than 
DOS." 

Preparing Your Fixed Disk for Operating 
Systems Other Than DOS 

If you plan to use other any other operating 
systems in addition to DOS, then you should 
refer to section "Partitioning the Fixed Disk" in 
the Disk Operating System manual and follow 
those instructions. Make sure that one of the 
partitions that you create is a DOS partition. 
After you have partitioned your disk, come back 
to this book and continue with the section, 
"Copying DOS onto Your Fixed Disk" on 
page 1-22. 

Preparing Your Fixed Disk for DOS 

If you plan to use only the Disk Operating 
System (DOS), you can continue: 

1. Make sure that 1 is the choice shown. 



Enter choice: [1 ] 



If it is not, type: 1 



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2. Press the Enter key, and this panel will 
appear on your screen: 



IBM Personal Computer 

Fixed Disk Setup Program Version 1 .00 

(C)Copyright IBM Corp. 1983 



Create DOS Partition 



Current Fixed Disk Drive: 1 



Do you wish to use the entire fixed disk 
for DOS (Y/N) ?[y] 



Press Esc to return to FDISK options 



3. Make sure that Y is the answer shown. 



Do you wish to use the entire fixed disk 
for DOS (Y/N) ?[y] 



If it is not, type: Y 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-19 



4. Press the Enter key, and this message will 
appear: 

Insert DOS diskette in drive A: 
Press any key when ready... 



5. Since the DOS diskette is already in drive A, 
press the Space Bar once, and wait until the 
date and time messages appear again. 

6. Enter the date and time again and wait until 
the DOS prompt appears: 

A> 



7. Type: 

format c:/s/v 

8. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:). 

A>format c:/s/v 



9. Press the Enter key, and wait until this 
message appears: 

Press any key to begin formatting C: 



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10. Press the Space Bar once, and this message 
will appear: 



Formatting., 



11. Wait about 2 minutes until these messages 
appear: 



Formatting. ..Format complete 
System transferred 

Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? 



12. Make up a name for the volume label on your 
fixed disk. This name can be from 1 to 11 
letters long. For example: 

fixeddisk 

This label will help you identify your disk 
when you ask for information about it. Make 
a note of this name. 

13. Type your label after the question mark . 



Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? fixeddisk 



Do not type a space at the beginning of the 
name. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-21 



14. Press the Enter key, and wait for these 
messages to appear: 

nnnnnnnn bytes total disk space 
nnnnnnnn bytes used by the system 
nnnnnnnn bytes available on disk 

A> 



The values nnnnnnnn will appear as decimal 
numbers. 

15. Continue with the next section. 

Copying DOS onto Your Fixed Disk 

To copy DOS onto your fixed disk: 

1. Make sure the DOS diskette is still in drive 
A. 

2. Type: 

copy a:*.* c: 

3. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 

A>copy a:*.* c: 



4. Press the Enter key. 



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5. 



Wait until the DOS files are copied onto your 
fixed disk, and the DOS prompt appears on 
your screen. 



nn File(s) copied 

A> 



The value nn should be any number but 0. If 
it is 0, make sure that you typed the COPY 
command correctly, and try it again. If you 
still have trouble, read Appendix A in the 
Disk Operating System User's Guide. It is the 
small booklet that came with your DOS 
manual. 

6. Remove the DOS diskette from drive A, and 
put it away. 

7. Insert the DOS Supplemental Programs 
diskette into drive A. 

8. Close the lever on drive A. 

9. Type: 

copy a:*.* c: 

10. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



A>copy a:*.* c: 



11. Press the Enter key. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-23 



12. 



Wait until the DOS prompt appears 

nn File(s) copied 

A> 



( 



The value nn should also not be 0. 

13. Remove the DOS Supplemental Programs 
diskette from drive A, and put it away. 

DOS is now on your fixed disk. 

You are now ready to copy the default control 
program onto your fixed disk. Continue with the 
next section, "Copying the Default Control 
Program onto Your Fixed Disk." 

Copying the Default Control 
Program onto Your Fixed Disk 

To copy the default control program on to your 
fixed disk: 

1. Get the two 3270 PC Control Program 
diskette (1 of 2) and (2 of 2) from the plastic 
holder in the back of your binder. 

2. Insert the first control program diskette (1 of 
2) into drive A. 

3. Close the lever on drive A. 



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4. Type: 



copy indfault.bat c: 

5. Make sure that you have typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



A>copy indfault.bat c: 



6. Press the Enter key and this message will 
appear on your screen: 



A>copy indfault.bat c: 
1 File(s) copied 



A> 



7. Type: 

c : 

8. Make sure that you include the colon (:). 



A>c: 



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9. Press the Enter key. 

This will change your default drive to C. 



{ 

A>c: 
C> 



10. Type: 

indfault c: 

11. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



Oindfault c: 



12. Press the Enter key and, you will see these 
messages appear on your screen: 



Creating the default IBM 3270 PC Control Program; please wait. 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 



1 File(s) copied 



The default version of the control program is 
being copied onto your fixed disk. 



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13. Wait until you see this message: 



Insert Control Program Diskette 2 of 2 into drive A. 
Strike a key when ready . . . 

14. Remove the first control program diskette 
from drive A, and put it away. 

15. Insert the second control program diskette (2 
of 2) into drive A. 

16. Close the lever on drive A. 

17. Press the Space Bar, and you will see these 
messages appear on your screen: 



Insert Control Program Diskette 2 of 2 into drive A. 
Strike a key when ready . . . 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

18. Wait until you see this message appear on 
your screen: 



The IBM 3270 PC Control Program is ready for use. 
C> 



19. Remove the second control program diskette 
from drive A and, and put it away. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-27 



A copy of the default control program is now on 
your fixed disk. The fixed disk is located inside 
your system unit and cannot be removed. 

You can now load the control program from the 
fixed disk into your work station's memory. 
When you are ready, go to section "Loading the 
Control Program from Your Fixed Disk" on 

i en - Oj. a 

pfctge a.-o\j m aicp u. 



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Step 4. Preparing Your System 
Diskette Using Two Diskette 
Drives 

You are now ready to prepare your system 
diskette. Get your blank diskette. You must 
format it before you can use it. 

What to Do If Something Doesn't Work 
Correctly 

As you work through this step, you may find 
some problems with the system. You may: 

• Type something incorrectly 

• Accidentally press the wrong key 

• See a message that you didn't expect 

• Not be able to fix a problem 

If any of these things happen, you can undo the 
problem. 

1. Press and hold the Ctrl key and then press 
the C key. 

2. You should see the DOS prompt reappear. 

3. Start this step over from the beginning. 

Formatting Your Blank Diskette 

1. Make sure that the DOS diskette is still in 
drive A 

2. Type: 

format b:/s/v 



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3. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:). 

A> format b:/s/v 



4. Press the Enter key. 

Wait for this message to appear on your 
screen: 

Insert new diskette for drive B: 
and strike any key when ready 



5. Insert tjie blank diskette in drive B. 

6. Push down the lever on drive B. 

7. Press the Space Bar once, and this message 
should appear on your screen: 

Formatting... 



8. Wait until this message appears on your 
screen: 

Formatting. ..Format Complete 
System transferred 

Volume label (1 1 characters, ENTER for none)? _ 



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Your diskette is now formatted and the 
portions of DOS that you will need have been 
copied onto it. 

9. Make up a name for the volume label on your 
system diskette. This name can be from 1 to 
11 letters long. For example: 

systemdisk 

This label will help you identify your system 
diskette when you ask for information about 
it. Make a note of this name for the diskette 
label. 

10. Type your label after the question mark. 



Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? systemdisk 



Make sure that you did not type a blank at 
the beginning of the name. 

11. Press the Enter key, and wait for these 
messages to appear on your screen: 



nnnnnn bytes total disk space 
nnnnnn bytes used by the system 
nnnnnn bytes available on disk 



Format another (Y/N)? 



The values shown by nnnnnn are replaced by 
decimal numbers. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-31 



12. Type: 

n 



Format another (Y/N)? n 



13. Wait until you see the DOS prompt. 



A> 



14. Remove the DOS diskette from drive A, and 
put it away. 

From now on, your blank diskette will be called 
your system diskette. 

You are now ready to copy the default control 
program onto your system diskette. Continue 
with the next section, "Copying the Default 
Control Program onto Your System Diskette." 

Copying the Default Control Program onto 
Your System Diskette 

To copy the default control program on to your 
system diskette: 

1. Get the two 3270 PC Control Program 
Diskettes (1 of 2) and (2 of 2) from the plastic 
holder in the back of your binder. 

2. Insert the first control program diskette 
(1 of 2) into drive A. 

3. Close the lever on drive A. 



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4. Make sure that your system diskette is still in 
drive B. 

5. Type: 

copy indfault.bat b: 

6. Make sure that you have typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



A>copy indfault.bat b: 

7. Press the Enter key and this message will 
appear on your screen: 



A>copy indfault.bat b: 
1 File(s) copied 

A> 

8. Type: 

b: 

9. Make sure that you typed the colon (:) after 
the "b". 



A>b: 



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10. Press the Enter key. 

This will change your default drive to B. 



A>b: 
B> 



11. Type: 

indfault b: 

12. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



B>indfauit b: 



13. Press the Enter key, and you will see these 
messages appear on your screen: 



Creating the default IBM 3270 PC Control Program; please wait 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 
1 File(s) copied 



1 File(s) copied 



The default version of the control program is 
being copied onto your system diskette. 



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14. Wait until you see this message: 



Insert Control Program Diskette 2 of 2 into drive A. 
Strike a key when ready . . . 

15. Remove the first control program diskette 
from drive A, and put it away. 

16. Insert the second control program diskette (2 
of 2) into drive A. 

17. Push down the lever on drive A. 

18. Press the Space Bar, and you will see these 
messages appear on your screen: 



Insert Control Program Diskette 2 of 2 into drive A. 
Strike a key when ready . . . 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

1 File(s) copied 

19. Wait until you see this message appear on the 
screen: 



The IBM 3270 PC Control Program is ready for use. 
B> 



20. Remove the second control program diskette 
from drive A, and put it away. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-35 



21. Remove your system diskette from drive B. 

22. Put a label on the diskette. 




Indicate that this is your system diskette and 
the date on which you set it up. Also include 
the volume label that you made up. 

The default control program is now on your 
system diskette. 



You will use this system diskette to load the 
control program into your work station's 
memory. When you are ready, go to the section 
"Loading the Control Program from a System 
Diskette" on page 1-49 in Step 6. 




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Step 5. Preparing Your System 
Diskette Using One Diskette 
Drive 

You are now ready to prepare your system 
diskette. Get your blank diskette. You must 
format it before you can use it. 

What to Do If Something Doesn't Work 
Correctly 

As you work through this step, you may find 
some problems with the system. You may: 

# Type something incorrectly 

# Accidentally press the wrong key 

# See a message that you didn't expect 

# Not be able to fix a problem 

If any of these things happen, you can undo the 
problem. 

1. Press and hold the Ctrl key and then press 
the C key. 

2. You should see the DOS prompt reappear. 

3. Start this step over from the beginning. 

Formatting Your Blank Diskette 

To format it: 

1. Make sure that the DOS diskette is still in 
drive A. 

2. Type: 

format a:/s/v 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-37 



3. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the spaces shown and the colon 
(:). 

A>format a:/s/v 



4. Press the Enter key. 

Wait for this message to appear on your 
screen: 

Insert new diskette for drive A: 
and strike any key when ready 



5. Remove the DOS diskette from drive A. 

6. Insert the blank diskette in drive A. 

7. Close the lever on drive A. 

8. Press the Space Bar once, and this message 
should appear on your screen: 

Formatting... 



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9. Wait until this message appears on your 
screen: 



Formatting. ..Format Complete 
System transferred 

Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? 



Your diskette is now formatted and the 
portions of DOS that you will need have been 
copied onto it. 

10. Make up a name for the volume label on your 
system diskette. This name can be from 1 to 
11 letters long. For example: 

systemdisk 

This label will help you identify your system 
diskette when you ask for information about 
it. Make a note of this name for the diskette 
label. 

11. Type your label after the question mark. 



Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? systemdisk 



Make sure that you do not type a space 
before the name. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-39 



12. Press the Enter key, and wait for these 
messages to appear on your screen: 



nnnnnn bytes total disk space 
nnnnnn bytes used by the system 
nnnnnn bytes available on disk 

Format another (Y/N)? 



The values shown by nnnnnn are replaced by 
decimal numbers. 

13. Type: n 

Format another (Y/N)? n 



14. Wait until you see the DOS prompt. 

A> 



15. Remove your blank diskette from drive A. 
From now on, your blank diskette will be 
called the system diskette. 

You are now ready to copy the default control 
program onto your system diskette. Continue 
with the section below, "Copying the Default 
Control Program Using One Diskette Drive" on 
page 1-41. 



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Copying the Default Control Program 
Using One Diskette Drive 

To copy the default control program onto your 
system diskette: 

1. Get the two 3270 PC Control Program 
Diskettes (1 of 2) and (2 of 2) from the plastic 
holder in the back of your binder. 

2. Insert the first control program diskette (1 of 
2) into drive A and close the lever. 

3. Type: 

copy a : indf ault . bat b: 

4. Make sure you typed this command exactly 
with the spaces shown and the colons (:). 



A>copy a:indfault.bat b: 



5. Press the Enter key, and the following 
message will appear. 



Insert diskette for drive B: and strike 
any key when ready 



6. Raise the lever on drive A and remove the 
Control Program Diskette from drive A. 

7. Insert your system diskette into drive A and 
close the lever. 

Even though you don't have a "B" drive, DOS 
temporarily renames the "A" drive so that 
you can copy files to different diskettes. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-41 



8. Press Enter and the following message will be 
displayed. 

Insert diskette for drive B: and strike 
any key when ready 

1 File(s) copied 



9. Now, you are ready to begin. Insert your 
system diskette into Drive A. 

10. Push down the load lever on drive A. 

11. Type: 
Ha: 

12. Make sure you typed the colon after the "b". 



A>b: 

13. Press the Enter key. 

This will change your default drive to B. 



B> 

14. Type: 
indfault b: 

15. Make sure that you typed this command 
exactly with the space shown and the colon 
(:) at the end. 



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B>indfault b: 



16. Press the Enter key, and you will see this 
message appear on your screen: 



Creating the default IBM 3270 PC Control Program; please wait. 

Insert diskette for drive A: and strike 
any key when ready 

Since you have only one diskette drive and 
there are many files to be copied, you will be 
switching diskettes quite often. The messages 
on the screen will tell you when to switch 
diskettes. 

• When this message is on the screen: 

Insert diskette for drive A: and strike 
any key when ready 

Replace the diskette in drive A with the 
first Control Program Diskette (1 of 2). 

• When this message is on the screen: 

Insert diskette for drive B: and strike 
any key when ready 

Replace the diskette in drive A with your 
system diskette. 

17. Now, follow the messages on the screen. 
After you've made numerous copies, this 
message will appear: 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-43 



Insert Control Program Diskette 2 of 2 in Drive A. 
Strike a key when ready . . . 



18. Insert the second control program diskette (2 
of 2) into drive A and close the lever. 

• Now, whenever this message is on the 
screen: 

Insert diskette for drive A: and strike 
any key when ready 

Replace the diskette in drive A with the 
second Control Program Diskette (2 of 2). 

19. Again, follow the messages on the screen. 

After you have switched diskettes a few more 
times, you will see this message: 



The IBM 3270 PC Control Program is ready for use. 



The default control program is now on your 
system diskette. 

20. Put the control program diskettes away. 



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21. Remove the system diskette from drive A, and 
put a label on it. 




Felt Tip Only 



o 







Indicate on the label that this is your system 
diskette and the date on which you set it up. 
Also include the volume label that you made 
up. 



You will use this system diskette to load the 
control program into your work station's 
memory. When you are ready, go to the section 
"Loading the Control Program from a System 
Diskette" on page 1-49 in Step 6. 




Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-45 



Step 6. Loading Your Control 
Program for the First Time 



You should now have your own copy of the 3270 
PC Control Program that you are going to use 
every day. Before you can use your control 
program, you must load it into the memory in 
your 3270 PC. In this step, we will show you how 
to load your control program from a system 
diskette or from a fixed disk. 



Where Is Your Control Program? 

Is Your Control Program on a System 
Diskette? 



Your control program can be on a system 
diskette that someone gave you or that you set 
up yourself. 

If your control program is on a system diskette: 



• Skip the next section, and continue with the 
section, "Loading the Control Program from a 
System Diskette" on page 1-49. 




Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-47 



Is Your Control Program on Your Fixed 
Disk? 



Your control program can be on your fixed disk 
inside the system unit. You or someone else may 
have put it there. 

If your control program is on your fixed disk: 

• Skip the next section, and continue with the 
section, "Loading the Control Program from 
Your Fixed Disk" on page 1-50 



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Loading the Control Program from a 
System Diskette 

1. Get your system diskette. 

2. Turn your system unit off. 

3. Insert your system diskette into drive A. 

4. Close the lever on drive A. 

5. If you have a color display, turn it on. 

6. If you have an expansion unit, turn it on. 

7. Turn your system unit on. 

That's all there is to it. The next thing you will 
see is the Power-On Self Test run again. 

Skip the next section and continue with the 
section, "Watching the Power-On Self Test 
(POST)" on page 1-51. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-49 



Loading the Control Program from 
Your Fixed Disk 

1. Make sure that your diskette drive is empty 
and the lever is up. 

2. Turn your system unit off. 

3. If you have a color display, turn it on. 

4. If you have an expansion unit, turn it on. 

5. Turn your system unit on. 

That's all there is to it. The next thing you will 
see is the Power-On Self Test run again. 

Continue with the next section, "Watching the 
Power-On Self Test (POST)" on page 1-51. 



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Watching the Power-On Self Test 
(POST) 



What to Expect 

As you watch the POST run, the same three 
things that you saw in Step 2 of this chapter will 
happen again, but now they are slightly different. 

1. The amount of memory in your system is 
checked and the amount working appears in 
the upper left corner of your screen. 



xxx KB OK 



This is the same as before. 
2. You will hear one short "beep". 




This is the same. 

You will still hear the diskette drive hum and 
see the "in use" lights flicker on and off. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-51 



3. The 3270 PC Control Program is loaded into 
memory. When the POST is finished, your 
screen should look like this: 



COPYRIGHT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1984. 1985 
IBM 3270PC CONTROL PROGRAM LEVEL 2.00 

Press space bar to load 3270 PC Control Program 



This screen is different than the one you saw 
before. 

Did the POST Run Correctly? 

Did you see and hear: 




Memory Test 




3270 PC Control 
Program Screen 



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Now, answer the following questions: 

Did all three reponses (above) occur 
correctly? 

Yes No 
I 

Did the IBM BASIC panel appear instead 
of the one shown above? 

Yes No 



Go the chapter in your 

Guide to Operations 

that deals with problems and follow 

the procedures described there. 

You did not insert a system diskette 
in drive A, or you do not have a copy 
of the control program on your fixed 
disk. 

Insert a system disk in drive A or 
place a copy of the control program 
on your fixed disk and rerun the POST 
beginning on page 1-51. 



Press the Space Bar, and wait about one minute. 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-53 



If you are using the default control program, 
your screen will look like this: 



r-A-PC 



IBM 3270 PC Control Program 



To go to another window, press Jump 
To enlarge a window, press a 4~V^| 



B— HOST 



,— C — NOTEPAD 1 



•-D — NOTEPAD2- 



The default control program, has: 

• 1 personal computer session in a window 
called A - PC 

• 1 host computer session in a window called B 
- HOST 

• 2 notepad sessions in windows called C - 
NOTEPAD 1 and D - N0TEPAD2. 

The default control program lets you: 

• Print things on an IBM Personal Computer 
Graphics Printer, or a comparable printer. 

• Copy information within windows or from 
window to window. 

• Transfer files (sending and receiving) 

If you are not using the default control program, 
something else may be on your screen. 



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What to Do Next 

You are now ready to use HELPER, the Online 
Tutorial. If you wish to do that now, go to go to 
"Starting the Online Tutorial" on page 2-9. 

If you do not want to use the tutorial, you can go 
to Book 3 - Using the Control Program. When 
you want to use the tutorial, begin with 
Chapter 2, "Using HELPER - The Online 
Tutorial" on page 2-1 



Chapter 1. Setting Up the 3270 PC Control Program 1-55 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The 
Online Tutorial 



You are now ready to learn how to use your 3270 
PC and its control program. 



Some Things You Should Know 

HELPER will take you from 2 to 4 hours to 
complete. You may spread this out over several 
days. You may want to use the Table of 
Contents at the beginning of each unit to plan 
your time. We recommend that you work in 
segments of 20 to 30 minutes. We also 
recommend that you work through the units in 
the order in which they appear. You may want 
to wait until you have mastered the basic 
functions before you try the advanced functions. 
You will find it easier to work with HELPER in 
a quiet area where you will not have to answer 
the telephone or deal with interruptions. 



Some Things You Will Need 

Before you begin, you will need to get: 

• Your system diskette with your control 
program. 

Your system diskette is the one you set up or 
someone gave you. 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-1 



If your control program is on your fixed disk, 
you do not need a system diskette. 

# The Online Tutorial diskette from the back of 
this book . 



Before You Begin 

If you do not know how to operate your 3270 PC, 
look up the operating information in the front of 
the 3270 PC Guide to Operations binder, and read 
about: 

• Turning the units on and off 

• Inserting and removing diskettes 
Handling diskettes 

• Using a fixed disk if you have one. 

Don't turn anything on before you come back 
here and continue with these instructions. 

Let's begin now. If your system is running, skip 
the next section, and go to the section, "Starting 
the Online Tutorial" on page 2-9. If your system 
is not running, continue with the next section 
"Getting Started." 



Getting Started 



1. If your display has an On/Off switch, turn it 
on. 

Your display has a TV-like screen. The color 
display has an On/Off switch near the bottom, 
right corner. The monochrome disply has no 
On/Off switch. 



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2. If your display has a brightness or contrast 
control, turn it clockwise as far as it will go. 

3. If you have an expansion unit, turn it on. 

The expansion unit looks like the system unit 
but doesn't have any diskettes drives in it. 
The On/Off switch is located on the right side 
of the unit. 

4. If you have a system diskette, insert it into 
drive A, and close the lever. 

If you have a fixed disk, you will not have a 
system diskette. 

5. Turn on your system unit. 

The system unit has at least one diskette 
drive in it. The On/Off switch is located on 
the right side of the unit. 

6. Watch the Power-On System Test (POST). 

When the POST is done, this panel should 
appear on your screen: 




COPYRIGHT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 1984, 1985 
IBM 3270PC CONTROL PROGRAM LEVEL 2.00 

Press space bar to load 3270 PC Control Program 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-3 



Now, answer the following questions: 



Did the POST run correctly? 

Yes No 

i 

Did the IBM BASIC panel appear instead 
of the one shown above? 

Yes No 



Go to the chapter that deals with prob 
in your Guide to Operations. 

You did not insert a system diskette 
in drive A, or you do not have a copy 
of the control program on your fixed 
disk. 

Insert a system disk in drive A or 
place a copy of the control program 
on your fixed disk. 
Turn off your system unit, and rerun 
the POST beginning on page 2-2. 



Press the Space Bar, and wait about one minute. 

One of the following panels will appear on your 
screen. 



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The Default Control Program Windows 



If you are using the default 3270 PC Control 
Program, your screen will look like this: 



f— A— PC 



IBM 3270 PC Control program 



To go to another window, press Jump 
To enlarge a window, press a 4-^H| 



r B_HOST 



r-C — NOTEPAD1 • 



i-D — NOTEPAD2- 



1. Press the Enlarge key ( ). 

2. Make sure that the DOS prompt is the last 
thing on the screen. 



IBM 3270 PC Control Program 



To go to another window, press Jump 
To enlarge a window, press ■^"^■1 



3. Continue with the section, "Starting the 
Online Tutorial" on page 2-9. 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-5 



A Host Window 



If you are not using the default control program, 
a host window may appear on your screen: 



(Your hosi computer's screen) 



You should recognize the information that your 
host normally puts on your screen. 

1. Press the Jump key until a PC window 
appears that contains the DOS prompt. 



A> 



2. Continue with section, "Starting the Online 
Tutorial" on page 2-9. 



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A Personal Computer Window 



A personal computer window may appear on your 
screen. 




1. Continue with section, "Starting the Online 
Tutorial" on page 2-9. 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-7 



A Notepad Window 

A notepad window may appear on your screen. 



"CO" 



1. Press the Jump key until a PC window 
appears that contains the DOS prompt. 



A> 



2. Continue with the section, "Starting the 
Online Tutorial" on page 2-9. 

Some Other Windows 

If you are using a copy of the control program 
that someone else set up for you, see the person 
who set it up for an explanation of what will 
appear on your screen. You should use the Jump 
key to get to a personal computer window. Then, 
continue with section, "Starting the Online 
Tutorial" on page 2-9. 



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Starting the Online Tutorial 



1. Make sure that the DOS prompt on the screen 
is for diskette drive A. 



A> 

2. If it is not, type: 

a: 

3. Make sure that you type the colon (:) at the 
end. 



Oa: 

4. Press the Enter key . 

The prompt will change to the A drive. 



Oa: 
A> 

5. If you have a diskette in drive A, remove it. 

6. Insert the HELPER diskette into drive A, and 
close the lever. 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-9 



7. Type: 

helper 



A> helper 



Press the Enter key. 

The Welcome to HELPER panel will blink on 
your screen. Then, this panel will appear and 
wait on your screen: 



* * * PATH SELECTION ******************** 
Welcome to HELPER, the IBM 3270 Personal Computer Tutorial. 
HELPER can tailor its information to suit your needs. Please 
choose the statement which best describes your computer 
experience and press the number associated with it. 

1. I have no experience with either IBM 3270 display 
products; or IBM Personal Computers. 



I have used IBM 
32 79) be-fore. 



3270 display products (like the 327B or 



* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 
* 

************************************* 

PANELID=00 



I have used an "IBM Personal Computer before. 



I have used both IBM 3270 display products and an 
Personal Computer be-fore. 



Press one of 
these number 
keys: 




9. On the panel, read the statements numbered 1 
through 4. 

10. On the keyboard, press the key with the 
number that matches the statement you 
chose. 



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The next HELPER panel will appear. Follow 
the instructions on that panel to continue 
with the tutorial. 



What to Do Next 



When you are done with the HELPER tutorial, 
you are ready to go to Book 3 - Using the Control 
Program and begin using your 3270 PC. 



Chapter 2. Using HELPER - The Online Tutorial 2-11 



Index 



B 



beginning, what you need 



c 



control program 

already on your fixed disk 1-3 
copying into a system diskette 
with one diskette drive 1-41 
with two diskette drives 1-32 
copying onto your fixed 

disk 1-24 
customizing your own 1-3 
did you get a system diskette 

from your supervisor 1-3 
formatting a system diskette for 
with one diskette drive 1-37 
with two diskette 
drives 1-29 
formatting your fixed disk 
for 1-16 

formatting your fixed disk for 

other systems 1-17 
getting a copy from your 

supervisor 1-3 
getting a copy of the 

default 1-3, 1-5 
getting your copy, general 1-3 
if not already on your fixed 

disk 1-4 
if you did not get a system 

diskette 1-4 
loading for first time 1-47 
loading from a disk 1-50 
loading from a system 

diskette 1-49 



preparing a system diskette for 
with one diskette drive 1-37 
with two diskette 
drives 1-29 
preparing your fixed disk 
for 1-15 
what you need to begin 1-6 
windows 1-54 
copying DOS onto the fixed 

disk 1-20 
copying the default control program 
formatting your fixed disk 

for 1-16 
onto your fixed disk 1-24 
preparing your fixed disk 
for 1-15 
customizing your own control 
program 1-3 



D 



default control program 
preparing your fixed disk 
for 1-15 
default control program 
copying 1-3, 1-5 
copying onto a system diskette 
using one diskette 
drive 1-41 
using two diskette 
drives 1-32 
copying onto your fixed 

disk 1-24 
formatting a system diskette for 
using one diskette 

drive 1-37 
using two diskette 
drives 1-29 



Index X-l 



formatting your fixed disk 

for 1-16 
loading DOS into memory 1-7 
loading for first time 1-47 
loading from a fixed disk 1-50 
loading from a system 

diskette 1-49 
preparing a system diskette for 
using one diskette 

drive 1-37 
using two diskette 
drives 1-29 
watching the POST 
run 1-9, 1-57, 2-3 
what you need to begin 1-6 
windows 1-54 
diskette drives 

See also operation 
copying the control program 
onto 
with one 1-41 
with two 1-32 
formatting a system diskette 

with one 1-37 
formatting a system diskette 

with one 1-37 
formatting s system diskette 

with two 1-29 
operating 1-7, 2-2 
preparing s system diskette 
with two 1-24 
DOS, copying onto the fixed 

disk 1-19 
DOS, loading into memory 



F 



fixed disk 

copying DOS onto 1-20 
copying the default control 

program onto 1-24 
formatting for other 

systems 1-17 
formatting for the default 

control program 1-16 
loading control program 

from 1-50 
preparing for the default 

control program 1-15 



fixed disk drive 

See also operation 
how to tell if you have 

one 1-5 
using 1-7, 2-2 

formatting a system diskette 
with one drive 1-37 
with two drives 1-29 

formatting the fixed disk 
for other systems 1-17 
for the default control 
program 1-16 



G 



getting a copy of the control 
program 
customizing your own 1-3 
from your supervisor 1-3 
general 1-3 

getting the default 1-3, 1-5 
what you need to begin 1-6 
getting a copy of the default 
control program 
formatting your fixed disk 
for 1-16 
getting a copy of the default 
control program 
formatting your fixed disk 

for 1-16 
loading DOS into memory 1-7 
preparing your fixed disk 

for 1-15 
watching the POST 
run 1-9, 1-51, 2-3 
getting started with the online 
tutorial 2-2 



H 



hardware operating 1-7, 2-2 

See the Guide to Operations 
HELPER - online tutorial 
control program 

windows 2-6, 2-7, 2-8 
default control program 
windows 2-5 



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getting started 2-2 
HELPER command 1-10 
information about 2-1 
operating the hardware 2-2 
starting the online tutorial 2-9 
watching the POST 2-2 
what you will need 2-1 

HELPER command 2-10 

host windows 2-6 



L 



loading DOS into memory 
loading the control program 
from a fixed disk 1-50 
from a system diskette 1-49 
watching the POST 1-51 
loading the default control 
program 
for the first time 1-47 
from a fixed disk 1-50 
from a system diskette 1-49 
watching the POST 1-51 
where is the control 
program 1-47 



N 



notepad windows 2-8 



o 



one diskette drive 1-37 
online tutorial - HELPER 
control program 

windows 2-6, 2-7, 2-8 
default control program 

windows 2-5 
getting started 2-2 
HELPER command 2-10 
information about 2-1 
operating the hardware 2-2 



starting the online 

tutorial 2-10 
watching the POST 2-3 
what you will need 2-1 

operating the hardware 2-2 

other windows 2-8 



P 



personal computer windows 2-7 
POST (Power-On Self 

Test) 1-9, 1-51, 2-3 
Power-On Self Test 

(POST) 1-9, 1-51, 2-3 
preparing a system diskette 
with one drive 1-57 
with two drives 1-29 
preparing a fixed disk for the 

default control program 1-15 



s 



starting the online tutorial 2-9 
system diskette 

copying the default control 
program onto 
using one diskette 

drive 1-41 
using two diskette 
drives 1-32 
formatting with one drive 1-37 
formatting with two drives 1-29 
from your supervisor 1-3 
if you were not given one 1-4 
loading control program 

from 1-49 
preparing with one drive 1-37 
preparing with two drives 1-29 



T 



two diskette drives 1-29 



Index X-3 



u 



using one diskette drive 1-37 
using two diskette drives 1-29 



w 



watching the POST 
run 1-9, 1-51, 2-3 

what you need to begin 1-6 

windows 

control program 2-6, 2-7, 2-8 
default control program 2-5 
other 2-8 



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