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Mac Mini Setup

Detailed recipe for installing a mac mini observer workstation from scratch

M3: Making a Magellan Mac

This entire process, from beginning to end, will take about 2.5 hours.


Installing the OS:

  • Unplug the Ethernet cable from the machine. If you are installing a Magellan observer workstation, be sure to plug in the data disk.
  • If you are installing a personal machine, make sure you have taken appropriate steps to back up your personal files before proceeding.
  • Insert Mac OS Install Disc 1 and reboot. Press the 'C' key when you hear the tone, and hold it down until you see the spinning wheel.
  • The Mac OS X Installer will automatically start. Proceed through the license agreement to the Select a Destination screen.
  • Select the hard drive and then press the Options button at the bottom left. In the options screen, select Erase and Install.
  • On the next screen (Easy Install), press the Customize button at the bottom left. In the customization screen:
    • Uncheck Language Translations, and then unfold it and check Spanish.
    • Check X11.
    • Uncheck Bundled Apps, and then unfold it and check CPU Help.
    • On a personal machine, you may want to install additional languages and applications.
  • Proceed until the install starts. It will take about twenty minutes. Skip the Checking your installation DVD step to speed it up.
  • When the computer reboots, you will be prompted for some information. The answers given here are for a Magellan observer workstation; on a personal machine, your answers may be different from those listed.
    • When prompted for a country, check the Show All box and select Chile.
    • Do not transfer data from another machine.
    • When prompted for a network, press the Different Network Setup button and then select My computer does not connect to the Internet. [We have had difficulties installing pre-downloaded Mac OS Updates with the network connected, and so connect to the network later in the process.]
    • At the Registration dialog, type Magellan Telescope for the name and the El Pino address and phone number. [On a personal machine, fill in your personal information, as it will end up in your Address Book.]
    • The initial user account should be named ddrg (both short and long name). [On a personal machine, the first account should be the username and password you would like to have; you will use this username and password instead of ddrg elsewhere in this document.]
    • Select Santiago when prompted for the time zone, and make sure the date and time are correct.
    • You will now be logged into the machine as the initial user.


When first logged in:

  • If you are installing a Magellan observer workstation, turn Bluetooth and AirPort off. Click the Bluetooth icon (the little angly icon toward the right of the menu bar) and select Turn Bluetooth off. Remove the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar by holding down the Apple key while dragging it. Turn the AirPort off (the icon is the nested quarter-circles), and remove its icon similarly. [On a personal machine, especially a laptop, you may not want to turn these off or remove the icons.]
  • Open a Terminal (found in Applications:Utilities in the Finder), type chsh -s /bin/tcsh and then close the Terminal window.
  • On a Magellan observer workstation, change the name of the hard drive on the desktop (usually Macintosh HD) to the computer name if it is not already correct.
  • On a Magellan observer workstation, change the name of the data disk on the desktop to Data_computer-name if it is not already correct.


Mac OS Software:

  • Mac OS Install Disc 1 should be open in a Finder window. Open the XCode Tools folder and install the XCodeTools package. When the install completes, eject the DVD.
  • If you have a MagObsMac DVD, insert it into the drive. If you have a MagObsMac Disk Image (if you are installing a Magellan observer workstation, it can be found on the data disk), double-click the disk image to open it.
  • Mac OS Updates can be found in the folder Downloads:Updates. A README file in this folder details the order in which to install the updates. You will have to reboot several times when installing the updates, and reopen the disk image each time you reboot.


Base Science Software (In the Downloads:Science folder of the MagObsMac DVD or disk image):

When installing the following software, type the listed commands in a Terminal window (or cut and paste the commands into a Terminal window from this document). You may be prompted for the password for the ddrg account.

  • AquaTerm (http://sourceforge.net/projects/aquaterm/)
    • Open the disk image, and double-click on the package to run the install program.
    • Open Developer Extras in the AquaTerm folder and copy the folder adapters to the Desktop. You will need it later.
  • g77 (http://hpc.sourceforge.net/)
    • Type sudo tar -xvf /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Downloads/Science/g77-intel-bin.tar -C /
  • gfortran (http://hpc.sourceforge.net/)
    • Type sudo tar -xzvf /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Downloads/Science/gfortran-intel-bin.tar.gz -C /
  • Wget (http://merenbach.com/software/ports/wget/)
    • Open the zip file to unpack the package, and double-click on the package to install the program.
  • SciSoft (http://web.mac.com/npirzkal/iWeb/Scisoft/Scisoft.html)
    • Open System Preferences:Accounts from the Apple menu.
      • Unlock the lock at the lower left by clicking it and typing the ddrg account username and password.
      • Create a user iraf (long and short name) by clicking the + button; this user should not be able to administer the computer.
      • Select Keep Automatic Login when prompted.
    • Open SciSoft_OSX.*.pkg.zip to unpack it to a package on the Desktop, and install the package by opening it.
    • Type sudo cp /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Downloads/Science/XGterm /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/
    • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/scisoft_install.sh
      • When prompted for the Default root image storage, type /Users/Shared/imdirs
      • Answer no when asked to Configure IRAF networking.
      • Accept the default answer at all the other IRAF install prompts.
    • Type sudo rm -fr /Users/Shared/imdirs
  • cfitsio (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/fitsio.html)
    • Open cfitsio3040.tar to unpack it to a folder on the Desktop.
    • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/cfitsio_install.sh
  • PGPLOT (http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~tjp/pgplot/)
    • Open pgplot522.tar to unpack it to a folder on the Desktop.
    • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/pgplot_install.sh
  • SAOImage DS9 (http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/)
    • Open ds9.*.tar to unpack it to an application on the Desktop.
    • Drag and drop the application from the Desktop to Applications in the Finder left sidebar.
    • Type sudo ln -sf /Applications/SAOImageDS9.app/ds9 /usr/local/bin/ds9
  • IDL (licensed by Dave Osip): [This should only be installed on a Magellan observer workstation.]
    • Type sudo tar -xvf /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Downloads/Science/RSI.tar -C /usr/local


Optional Software (In the Downloads:Optional folder of the MagObsMac DVD or disk image):

Unless otherwise noted, these applications are installed by opening the disk image or zip archive and then either opening the enclosed package to run the installer, or dragging and dropping the application to Applications in the Finder left sidebar.

  • Adobe Reader (http://www.adobe.com/products/reader)
    • When asked whether to make Adobe Reader the default application for PDF files, answer No, and check Do not show this message again.
    • When the install completes, the Adobe Updater will attempt to start. It will fail to find a network, and have to be cancelled.
  • Carbon Emacs (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_open_source/carbonemacspackage.html)
  • Carbon Copy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html)
  • Chicken of the VNC (http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/)
  • Desktop Manager (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12682)
  • Ghostview (ftp://us.osxgnu.org/pub/osxgnu/)
  • GoIRAF (Magellan Technical Group)
  • MacOS::File Psync (http://www.dan.co.jp/cases/macosx/psync.html)
  • MacTeX (http://www.tug.org/mactex/)
    • After installing, open Applications:TeX and move TeXShop to Applications.
  • MouseWorks Kensington Mouse Driver (http://us.kensington.com/)
    • Useful if you have a Kenginston Orbit trackball. You will have to reboot and reopen the disk image after you install this.
  • NeoOffice w/ Spanish Language Pack and Patch (http://www.neooffice.org/)
    • Type sudo touch /Applications/NeoOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/.nocheckforpatches
    • Type sudo touch /Applications/NeoOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/.noshowdonationpage
  • Password Assistant (http://www.codepoetry.net/products/passwordassistant)
  • SharePoints (http://hornware.com/sharepoints/)
    • If you are installing a Magellan observer workstation, this application will be installed later. Do not install it now.
  • Stuffit Expander (http://www.stuffit.com/mac/index.html)
  • SuperDuper (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/)
  • TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/)
  • Transmit FTP (http://www.panic.com/transmit/)
  • Vim (http://macvim.org/OSX/)
    • Open Vim*.tar.bz2 to unpack it on the Desktop. Open the resulting folder.
    • Type sudo mv ~/Desktop/vim70/gvim /usr/local/bin
    • Drag and drop the Vim and gvim applications to Applications.


Unsupported Software (In the Downloads:Unsupported folder of the MagObsMac DVD or disk image):

These are some additional applications that the authors of this document have found useful. Install them at your own risk.

  • GDL (http://hpc.sourceforge.net/)
    • Type sudo tar -xzvf /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Downloads/Unsupported/gdl-intel-bin.tar.gz -C /


Unneeded Software:

  • If you are installing a Magellan observer workstation, remove Address Book, Chess, iTunes, and Mail by dragging them to the Trash (located in the Dock).
  • Turn off the XCode distributed build daemon (it creates zombie Python processes):
    • Type sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dnbobserver.plist


Magellan software (In the Magellan folder of the Magellan DVD): [On a personal machine, skip this step.]

  • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/magellan_install.sh
  • Enable the Postfix mail server for command-line mail by typing sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/postfix_install.sh


Create the obsmaster account: [On a personal machine, skip this step.]

  • Open System Preferences:Accounts. Create a user obsmaster; this user should not be able to administer the computer.
  • Log out of the ddrg account, and log into the obsmaster account.


Set up the obsmaster account:

  • On a personal machine, use this as a guide for setting up your account. Your personal preferences may vary from those listed.
  • Turn Bluetooth off, and remove the Bluetooth and AirPort icons from the menu bar.
  • If you are installing from a MagObsMac disk image, reopen the disk image.
  • Open a Terminal, type chsh -s /bin/tcsh and then close the Terminal window.
  • System Preferences:
    • Dashboard & Expose:
      • Active Screen Corners: Remove any assigned active screen corners.
      • Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts: Remove the Dashboard keyboard shortcut at the left, and any mouse shortcuts at the right.
    • Desktop and Screen Saver:
      • Screen Saver tab: Set Start screen saver to Never.
    • Security:
      • Unlock the lock at the lower left by clicking it and typing the ddrg account username and password.
      • Make sure Require password to wake is not checked. [On a personal machine, this should be checked.]
      • Check Disable automatic login, Require password to unlock each secure system preference, and Disable remote control.
    • Bluetooth:
      • Uncheck all boxes in the Settings tab (4 total) and in the Sharing tab at the left.
    • CDs and DVDs:
      • Set blank CD and blank DVD to Open Finder, and all others to Ignore.
    • Displays:
      • Display tab:
        • Make sure Show displays in menu bar is not checked.
        • Make sure the Resolution is set to the maximum possible.
    • Energy Saver: [These settings are not appropriate for a personal machine.]
      • Sleep tab:
        • Set Put the computer to sleep to Never.
        • Set Put the display to sleep to 2 hrs.
        • Uncheck Put the hard disks to sleep.
      • Options tab:
        • Uncheck Wake for Ethernet and Allow power button to sleep.
        • Check Restart automatically.
    • Print & Fax:
      • Printing tab: Set Default paper size to US Letter.
      • Add a printer using the + button.
        • In the resulting dialog, select IP Printer.
        • Set the Protocol to LPD.
          • At Baade:
            • Set the Address to mag1lp1.lco.cl
            • Set the Location to Baade
            • In Print using, select HP and then HP LaserJet 4050 series.
          • At Clay:
            • Set the Address to mag2lp1.lco.cl
            • Set the Location to Clay
            • In Print using, select HP and then HP LaserJet 4100 series.
        • Press Add. Don't change any Installable Options; just press Continue.
    • Sound:
      • Sound Effects tab:
        • Change the Alert sound to Glass.
        • Turn the Alert volume and Output volume to maximum.
    • Network:
      • Show Network Port Configurations.
        • Uncheck all but Built-in Ethernet and AirPort.
        • Make sure Built-in Ethernet is at the top of the list.
        • On a personal machine, your network administrator should have the appropriate information to configure your Built-in Ethernet and AirPort.
        • On a Magellan observer workstation:
        • Show AirPort. In the TCP/IP tab, add lco.cl to Search Domains.
        • Show Built-in Ethernet. In the TCP/IP tab:
          • Set Configure IPv4 to Manually
          • Set the IP address to the appropriate value (Zorro: 200.28.147.98, Guanaco: 200.28.147.60, Llama: 200.28.147.26, Burro: 200.28.147.99)
          • Set the Router to 200.28.147.1
          • Set the DNS Server to 200.28.147.2.
          • Enter lco.cl in Search Domains.
      • Press the Apply Now button.
      • Plug the Ethernet cable into the machine.
      • Show Network Status, and make sure the network is functioning properly.
    • Sharing:
      • Change the Computer Name to the correct value (do not include the domain name).
      • Services tab: Check Personal file sharing and Remote Login.
      • Firewall tab:
        • Press Start to start the firewall.
        • Check Network Time at the bottom of the list.
        • Click New to add a new rule for the IMACS instrument. [On a personal machine, skip this step.]
          • Set Port Name to Other
          • Set TCP Port to 50500-50510
          • Set UDP Port to 50500-50510
          • Set Description to IMACS-GMAP Comm
          • Press OK.
    • Accounts:
      • Login Options:
        • Uncheck Automatically log in.
        • Set Display login window to Name and Password.
        • Check Enable fast user switching, and set View as to Short Name. [On a personal machine, you may leave fast user switching unchecked, since you will likely only have one account.]
      • Obsmaster account: [On a personal machine, change your account instead.]
        • Login Items tab: Add X11 (in Utilities), Stickies, and Desktop Manager.
    • Date and Time:
      • Date & Time tab: Check Set time and date automatically.
      • Time Zone tab: Make sure the Time Zone is set to CLT.
    • Software update:
      • Update Software tab: Uncheck Check for updates. [On a personal machine, this should be checked.]
    • MouseWorks:
      • Make sure you have a Kensington Orbit plugged in before opening the control panel.
      • Buttons tab: Set the middle pulldown to More Clicks... and select Middle Click in the pulldown in the resulting dialog.
      • Acceleration tab: Set Pointer speed all the way to the right.
    • Close the system preferences window to exit.
  • Dock:
    • Drag these applications to the left side of the Dock (some will be found in the Applications:Utilities folder), and remove all others: Finder, Safari, System Preferences, X11, Terminal, GoIRAF, SAOImageDS9, Emacs, gvim, TextWrangler, Calculator, NeoOffice, Preview, Chicken of the VNC, Transmit, Stickies, Activity Monitor
    • Drag these icons to the right side of the Dock, and remove all others: Hard drive (drag from the Desktop), Data disk (drag from the Desktop), Applications (open the hard drive and drag from the right side of the Finder, not the left sidebar), Trash
  • Finder:
    • Click on the Desktop. Select the menu item View:Show View Options (or use the keyboard shortcut Apple-J).
      • Check Keep arranged by, and select Kind.
      • Close the window.
    • Open a Finder window. Select the menu item View:Show View Options (Apple-J).
      • Make sure All windows is selected.
      • Check Keep arranged by, and select Name.
      • Close the window.
    • Remove Documents, Pictures, Movies and Music from the left sidebar of the Finder.
    • Right click (or hit Control while clicking) on the toolbar at the top of the Finder window, and select Customize Toolbar.
      • Drag Get Info, New Folder, and Delete to the toolbar and press Done.
    • Open Preferences in the Finder menu.
      • General tab:
        • Uncheck Hard Disks and CDs, DVDs, and iPods.
        • Check Open new windows in column view.
      • Sidebar tab: Uncheck iDisk.
  • Applications: Open each application to change its preferences, and quit the application when done.
    • Calculator: Select the menu item View:Scientific. If you are Dave Osip, select View:RPN.
    • Safari: Select Preferences in the Safari menu.
      • General tab: Set the Home Page to http://www.lco.cl/
      • Bookmarks tab: Uncheck all checkboxes under Collections.
      • Tabs tab: Check Enable Tabbed Browsing.
      • Autofill tab: Uncheck all checkboxes. [On a personal machine, you may skip this step.]
      • Security tab: Check Block pop-up windows.
    • X11:
      • Select the menu item Applications:Customize Menu.
        • Select and remove the xman and xlogo entries.
        • Change the Terminal entry as follows (double-click to edit the fields):
          • Command: open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app Shortcut: t
        • Add the following entries:
          • Menu Name: xterm Command: xterm -ls -sb -title "xterm $DISPLAY" Shortcut: n
          • Menu Name: xgterm Command: xgterm -ls -sb -title "xgterm $DISPLAY" Shortcut: g
          • Menu Name: ghostview Command: gv Shortcut: V
      • Select Preferences in the X11 menu.
        • Input tab: Uncheck Emulate three button mouse and Use the system keyboard layout.
        • Output tab: Make sure Use system alert sounds is checked.
    • Terminal:
      • Select Window Settings in the Terminal menu. In the Shell tab, select Close only if the shell exited cleanly and press Use Settings as Defaults.
    • Desktop Manager: Click on its icon in the menu bar and select Preferences.
      • Desktops tab: Change Switch Transition to None.
      • Desktop Pager tab: Uncheck Show pager on desktop.
      • Name Display tab: Uncheck Show current desktop name.
    • NeoOffice:
      • Opening the application will also open a Safari window. Quit both Safari and NeoOffice.
    • TextWrangler:
      • Press Skip Registration, and type the ddrg username and password when prompted to install the command line tools.
      • Open Preferences, and uncheck Check Automatically under Software Updates.
    • Transmit:
      • After opening the application, press Cancel to skip email registration.
      • Open Purchase:Enter Serial Number and enter the serial number if you have one.
      • Open Preferences, and uncheck Check for Transmit updates automatically.
    • Stickies:
      • Uncheck the menu item Edit:Spelling:Check spelling as you type.
    • Stuffit Expander:
      • Press Agree to agree to the license agreement.
      • Uncheck Allow Version Checking in the Expander menu.
  • SSH key: [On a personal machine, you may skip this step.]
    • Type ssh obsmaster@`hostname -s`
    • When prompted as to whether you are sure you want to continue connecting, answer yes.
    • When prompted, give the obsmaster account password.
    • Close the terminal window.
  • Install the final account files: [On a personal machine, this will install the files needed to use the Base Science and Optional software.]
    • Type /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/account_install.sh
  • Install the default Magellan bookmarks: [On a personal machine, you may skip this step.]
    • Type cp /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/Bookmarks.plist ~/Library/Safari
  • Clean up: [On a personal machine, you may skip this step.]
    • Type rm -fr ~/Movies ~/Music ~/Sites ~/Public to clean up some unneeded directories.
    • Open Safari, select Reset Safari in the Safari menu, and quit Safari.
    • In the Apple menu, select Recent Items:Clear Menu.
    • In the Finder, select Finder:Empty Trash.
  • If you are installing a personal machine, select Software Update in the Apple menu, and install any remaining updates. You may have to reboot.


Finish setting up the ddrg account: [If you are installing a personal machine, stop here.]

  • Quit all applications and log out of the obsmaster account.
  • Log into the ddrg account.
  • Type /usr/local/magellan/bin/resetobs --mkmaster (when prompted, give the ddrg account password).
  • Log out of the ddrg account, and log into the obsmaster account.
  • Type resetobs ddrg
  • Log out of the obsmaster account, and log into the ddrg account. It should now appear just like the obsmaster account.
  • If you are installing from a MagObsMac disk image, reopen the disk image.
  • Install SharePoints (found in the Downloads:Optional folder of the MagObsMac DVD or disk image):
    • Open the SharePoints disk image.
    • Copy the SharePoints application from the disk image to the ddrg home directory (not the Applications directory), and then drag it from the home directory to the Dock (not from the disk image to the Dock) to the right of the Activity Monitor icon.
    • Copy SharePoints.prefpane to the folder Library:PreferencePanes in the ddrg home directory. You will have to first create the folder. You can verify that the preference pane is installed by opening System Preferences; the preference pane will be at the bottom.
  • Drag NetInfo Manager, Disk Utility, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper to the Dock, to the right of the SharePoints icon.
  • Register SuperDuper:
    • Open the application, select SuperDuper:Register and enter the serial number if you have it.
    • Open Preferences, and uncheck Automatically check for new versions.
  • Turn off Adobe Reader updates:
    • Open Adobe Updater (in Applications:Utilities).
    • Select Preferences as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
    • Uncheck Automatically check for updates.


Create the instrument specialist and observer accounts:

  • Open System Preferences:Accounts. Create a user maginst and users obs1 through obs9; these users should not be able to administer the computer.
  • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/obs_install.sh
    • You will be prompted to change the passwords of the obs1 through obs9 accounts. Quit the Password Assistant and hit Return to keep the current password.
  • Log in to the maginst account and create a Sticky note containing the passwords used for the observer accounts.


Create the MIKE, LDSS3, and IMACS accounts:

  • Open System Preferences:Accounts. Create users mike, ldss3, and imacs; these users should not be able to administer the computer.
  • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/mike_install.sh
  • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/ldss3_install.sh
  • Type sudo /Volumes/MagObsMac-??/Magellan/imacs_install.sh


Final setup:

  • Set up the data disk:
    • If this is a new data disk, delete any existing files from the data disk.
    • Select the data disk on the desktop, and select File:Get Info (Apple-I). Unfold Ownership & Permissions at the bottom of the window, and uncheck Ignore ownership on this volume.
    • Open the SharePoints application or preference pane. Select the "Normal" Shares tab.
      • Delete any existing shares not named Data_computer-name.
      • If there is no share named Data_computer-name, create a new share by filling in the form at the bottom of the window:
        • Set the Share Name to Data_computer-name
        • If you are running the application rather than the preference pane, click the Show File System Properties button.
        • Set the Owner and Group to maginst
        • Set all the Permissions to r
        • Set the Directory to /Volumes/Data_computer-name
        • Set AFS Sharing to Shared
        • Press the Create new share button.
    • Type sudo /usr/local/magellan/scripts/datadisk_install.sh instruments (substitute a space-separated list of the instruments for which you want to create data directories).
    • Type sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/autodiskmount AutomountDisksWithoutUserLogin -bool true
  • Rebuild the IRAF binary files:
    • Type cd ~/iraf; cl
    • At the IRAF prompt, type cd ldss3; delete libpkg.a; delete x_ldss3.o; mkpkg
    • At the IRAF prompt, type cd masks; delete libpkg.a; delete x_masks.o; mkpkg
    • Close the terminal window.
  • Hide the administrative and instrument user accounts:
    • Type sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array-add ddrg obsmaster iraf mike ldss3 imacs
    • The next time you log in, the listed users will not show up in the fast user switching menu at the right of the menu bar (unless they are logged in). In order to log in as these users without logging out the current user, select Login Window in the fast user switching menu, and then log in.
  • Update the locate database: Type sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
  • Open Disk Utility. Select the hard drive, and then press Verify Disk at the lower right. Make sure the volume passes verification.


When duplicating a Macintosh:

  • Due to problems we have experienced with system and user preferences, we no longer recommend duplicating from one Macintosh to another.


When replacing a Magellan observer workstation with a pre-installed spare:

  • Begin with the machine unplugged from the network. Boot the machine normally.
  • Log into the ddrg account.
    • Change the name of the hard drive on the desktop (usually Macintosh HD) to the computer name if it is not already correct.
    • Change the name of the data disk on the desktop to Data_computer-name if it is not already correct.
    • Set up the data disk: Configure the data disk as described in Final setup above.
    • Dock: Drag the Hard drive and Data disk from the Desktop to the right side of the Dock.
    • Instrument Files: If possible, copy the configuration files for the instruments from an existing computer to the instrument accounts.
  • Log into the obsmaster account.
    • System Preferences:
      • Network: Configure as described in Set up the obsmaster account above.
      • Sharing: Change the Computer Name to the correct value (do not include the domain name).
      • Print & Fax: Set the Selected Printer to an appropriate value for the current location.
    • Check all the other system preferences listed under Set up the obsmaster account above.
    • Dock: Drag the Hard drive and Data disk from the Desktop to the right side of the Dock.
    • SSH key: Configure as described in Set up the obsmaster account above.
    • Clean up the obsmaster account as detailed under Set up the obsmaster account above.
  • Log out of the obsmaster account, and back into the ddrg account.
    • Type resetobs --mkmaster (if prompted, give the ddrg account password).
    • Type resetobs maginst and repeat for accounts obs1 through obs9.
  • Open the Disk Utility. Select the hard drive, and then press Verify Disk at the lower right. Make sure the volume passes verification.


NFS mounting remote drives example:

  • Type sudo nicl . -create /mounts/name="inst01.lco.cl:\/mnt\/data_mike"
  • Type sudo nicl . -create /mounts/name="inst01.lco.cl:\/mnt\/data_mike" dir /Network/Servers
  • Type sudo nicl . -create /mounts/name="inst01.lco.cl:\/mnt\/data_mike" vfstype nfs
  • Type sudo nicl . -create /mounts/name="inst01.lco.cl:\/mnt\/data_mike" opts net "-i" "-P"
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