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Installation

To conserve disk space, ASIC files are shipped in compressed format. So, before you can run ASIC, you must first install it using the ASIC INSTALL.EXE program. To do so, follow the instructions below. Commands you type are listed in ALL CAPS . Where you see , you should press the key on your keyboard.

If you are installing to a 3 1/2" diskette or a 1.2 megabyte 5 1/4" diskette, you will need 1 blank formatted diskette. If you are installing to a 360k diskette, you will need 2 formatted diskettes for a full install (or 1 formatted diskette if you opt to not install the documentation). If you are installing to a hard disk, about 600k bytes are required for a full install (about 200k is required for a minimal install). To install:

  1. Insert your ASIC diskette into your floppy drive.
  2. If the ASIC diskette is in drive A, type: A: <ENTER>
    If the ASIC diskette is in drive B, type: B: <ENTER>
  3. Change the default directory by typing: CD \ <ENTER>
  4. Run the ASIC INSTALL.EXE program by typing: INSTALL <ENTER>
The ASIC install program will prompt you for the information it needs. You will be asked for the following information:
  1. The drive and directory containing the ASIC installation files.
  2. The drive and directory you want ASIC installed to.
You will be offered the option of installing (or not installing) the ASIC documentation files and sample programs. It is recommended that you install all options. Note: If you do not install the documentation files, the online help function will not be available. If you are installing to a 360k 5-1/4" floppy diskette, the online help function will not be available inside the integrated editor.

You may rerun the INSTALL program later to install options that you skipped the first time.