In order to allow access to the GSC by multiple users, and to improve access speed, the catalogue has been copied to a magnetic disk, which should be visible to any machine in the cluster. To set up the logical names needed to run the GSS on La Palma, execute the command procedure:
$ @DISK$USER3:[GSS]GSS_INIT(you may find it convenient to add this to your LOGIN.COM file). Then type
$ GSSto start the software. It occasionally happens that the catalogue disk is not mounted on every node in the cluster. In order to check its availability, type:
$ SHOW DEVICE GSS_DISKYou should see something like:
Device Device Error Volume Free Trans Mnt Name Status Count Label Blocks Count Cnt LPVS3$DKB300: Mounted 0 GSTARCAT 762004 1 8If the disk is not mounted, try logging into the captive account MDISK from a DECserver terminal or an X-terminal LAT session (not from a remote machine) and following the instructions. If you still cannot mount the disk, try running GSS from LPVS3 (to which the disk is physically attached). If all else fails, use the CD-ROM version (see below).