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IMS D7314A IBM 386 PC ANSI C toolset delivery manual

December 1992
INMOS document number: 72-TDS-351-01
42 Pages

© INMOS Limited 1992.


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This manual provides installation instructions for the IMS D7314A ANSI C toolset for the IBM 386 PC (and compatibles). In addition instructions for testing the release are given.

1.1 Layout of this manual

Chapter 2 provides installation instructions for this release.

Chapter 3 contains a simple procedure to check that the installation has been done correctly.

Appendix A contains some distribution notes for this release.

Appendix B contains a diagram giving keyboard bindings for the debugger using a standard PC keyboard.

Appendix C contains details of the DOS extender used with this release.

1.2 Prerequisites for running the toolset

In order to use the ANSI C toolset you will require:

  • An IBM 386 PC (or compatible) with at least 4 Mbytes RAM.
  • DOS version 5.0 or later.
  • About 10 Mbytes of free disk space.
  • An IMS B004, B008 (or similar) transputer board with an IMS T8xx or T4xx transputer.

1.3 Compatibility with previous releases

Although this release is object compatible with the previous D7214 release of the toolset, users are advised to recompile as many modules as possible to incorporate the new structure of the libraries and take advantage of improved code generation. Failure to recompile may cause conflicts during linking.


1	Introduction
	1.1	Layout of this manual
	1.2	Prerequisites for running the toolset
	1.3	Compatibility with previous releases

2	Installing the release
	2.1	Installation
	2.2	Hosted and non-hosted tools
	2.3	Setting up the toolset for use
		2.3.1	Setting the FILES variable
		2.3.2	Setting the correct PATH
		2.3.3	Use of the optimizing compiler
		2.3.4	Configuring the DOS extender
		2.3.5	Setting up the iserver
			Selecting the required iserver
			Special notes for users of the PC-NFS iserver
			Notes common to both versions of the iserver
			Note for users of the IMS B008 motherboard
		2.3.6	Use of the iserver by transputer tool driver programs
		2.3.7	Setting the board memory size
		2.3.8	Setting root memory size for idebug
		2.3.9	Setting a file system search path
		2.3.10	Setting the device driver and terminal definition file
		2.3.11	Environment space
		2.3.12	Setup checklist

3	Confidence testing


A	Distribution notes
	A.1	iserver source
	A.2	Driver program errors

B	Debugger function keys
	B.1	IBM 386 PC LH-keypad
	B.2	IBM 386 PC main keyboard

C	DOS Extender
	C.1	installation
	C.2	'386 Background
		C.2.1	'386 basics
		C.2.2	Memory
			Conventional Memory
			Expanded Memory
			Extended Memory
		C.2.3	DOS Extenders
	C.3	Configuring DOS/4GW
		C.3.1	Suppressing the DOS/4GW Banner
		C.3.2	Changing the Switch Mode Setting
		C.3.3	Fine Control of Memory Usage
			Specifying a range of Extended Memory
			Using Extra Memory
		C.3.4	Setting Runtime Options
		C.3.5	Controlling Address line 20

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