Installing LandView® on a Computer with an Auxiliary Drive
In order to add additional storage capacity, some workstations are fitted with an auxiliary hard drive, most normally designated as d:\. Two installation modes are possible.
For the first, let us consider installation of the LandView application files to the default location, as c:\lv5, while data and map files are to be stored on d:\.
As an alternate, the LandView application directory, after its installation at c:\lv5, can be 'cut and pasted' to d:\. The LandView Desktop icon needs to be redirected to the d:\ drive. Right-mouse on the icon and access 'Properties'. Modify its Target directory, as below.
- Install the LandView Application.
- From the CD/DVD, copy the LV5 and the MAPS directories to d:\.
Cautionary note: For versions of Windows prior to Windows XP, files 'copied and pasted' from a CD/DVD are copied as 'Read?only'. Windows XP automatically removes the read-only attribute when dragging the file or copying-pasting. XP-users are cautioned to reset the Read-only attribute. In normal usage, it is intended that LandView files be addressed as Read-only.
- In the c:\lv5 directory, if necessary, create a CDMAPS sub-directory. To this directory, 'copy and paste' the marplot.vnx file from the CD/DVD. This file is copied as 'Read only'. Right-mouse on this file to change this attribute. Open the file with NotePad or WordPad and change the first line of text from, "LV5", to "D:". It is important that the drive letter be upper case. Save and close the file. Rename the file, as marplot.txt.
- Start LandView from the Desktop icon. Note: The CD/DVD should be removed prior to starting LandView so that LandView sees only one data and map set.
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Last Revised: Thursday, 26-Jan-2012 15:38:32 EST