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How to Edit Unit Name in MARK V IDOS
How to edit the unit name in mark V simplex configuration idos from the dos command.

Dear All,

One of our mark v simplex control panel <I> CPU hard disk drive crashed and by cloning exercise a welcome back was done on a new IDE hard disk drive. This was successfully done, and the cloned hard disk drive was installed in the crashed CPU. This now communicate with the mark v panel via the <I> but the CPU is displaying the unit name of the cloned CPU. My problem is how to change the unit name to display the current name, for example I clone from unit1 HDD to be used on unit2 that had a crash HDD but the display is now showing unit1 but want to change it to unit2 as the parent name.

My email address is otuoraha@yahoo.com

Igvmax,

The answer lies in F:\CONFIG.DAT. You need to edit as appropriate, the lines in Section 2 AND Section 3 (the ones without the semicolons at the beginning of the line that have the information you need to change)

;-------------------------------------------------------------------------
;
; Section 2 - UNIT DATA DEFINITION
;
; This section defines the unit numbers, unit names, the path to the
; directory that contains the unit information for each Mark V control
; panel this <I> is to communicate with, and the unit type (required when
; the Plant Load Control Option is enabled). Each line contains the
; unit number (decimal), the unit name (2 char max), the path to the
; unit configuration data (64 char max), and the unit type (decimal).
; Valid unit types are: (0 = Mark V), (1 = This <I>). The unit numbers
; must be in order starting with one (1), and if a unit number is repeated,
; the last entry wins.
;
;
; UNIT UNIT PATH TO UNIT UNIT
; NUMBER NAME CONFIGURATION DATA TYPE
; ------ ---- ------------------ ----
UNIT_DATA
1 T1 E:\SITE\UNIT1 MARKV
;
;
;
;--------------------------------------------------------------------------
;
; Section 3 - NETWORK (STAGE LINK) CONFIGURATION DEFINITION
;
; This section defines the network configuration for each node this <I> is
; to communicate with. Each line contains the unit number (decimal),
; processor ("C" or "D"), the network number (decimal value), and the
; Stage Link ID (hexadecimal value).
;
; STAGE
; NETWORK LINK
; UNIT# PROC NUMBER ID
; ----- ---- ------- -----
NETWORK_DATA
1 C 1 FE
;
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