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Suspended Installation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104780D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is provided that will allow users to interrupt installation and resume at a later time. Users would be allowed to suspend an installation at any time after it begins. Users would select "interrupt" and the system would record the level of progress obtained at the time of suspension. The point of interruption would be stored in the same directory as the product being installed. The feedback to the user that the installation was successfully interrupted would depend on the type of system interface. In the case of a GUI based system the user would see an icon labelled "Resume XYZ Install" using a product provided graphic. For systems not supporting a GUI, two things will happen.

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Suspended Installation

      A technique is provided that will allow users to interrupt
installation and resume at a later time.  Users would be allowed to
suspend an installation at any time after it begins.  Users would
select "interrupt" and the system would record the level of progress
obtained at the time of suspension.  The point of interruption would
be stored in the same directory as the product being installed.  The
feedback to the user that the installation was successfully
interrupted would depend on the type of system interface.  In the
case of a GUI based system the user would see an icon labelled
"Resume XYZ Install" using a product provided graphic.  For systems
not supporting a GUI, two things will happen.  A batch file for
resuming the installation would be automatically written, and a
message confirming the suspension and the name of the batch fill
would be displayed.

      The resumption of installation would be initiated by the user.
For the GUI system, clicking on the icon would provide the user with
explicit directions for continuing the installation from the point of
suspension.  In non-GUI systems, execution of the batch file would
provide the user with instructions for resumption.

Disclosed Anonymously.