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When looking in the System Administration folder, I can open the Software Maintenance folder and see what additional packages have been installed, however, when I try to install software, it hangs and will not show the hardware list from where to load new software.  It was working previously, as I was able to install the license for the additional CPU and one other package.
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Are you able to repeat problem with 5.0.7 ???

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I don't have version 5.0.7 available.  I know that this version is at least 10 years old, but we're just trying to make a backup of an existing server.....trying to keep all software versions the same.  Is there a log file I can look in that might have some more information to provide?
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Best backup is 1:1 disk image using UNIX dd command from eg OpenBSD floppy.
dd conv=noerror,notrunc if=/dev/*c of=/dev/null
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Logs should be under /usr/adm

Try to run from a command prompt, as root run:
custom

It's a flaky interface - use the tab and arrows.  See if it hangs there.

It could be a permissions issue if it hangs there as well.  You could run fixmog and fixperms but I would want to see a backup first in case it breaks some permissions that are set differently than defaults for a reason.  I think 5.0.2 had a Verify software option under scoadmin (at the command line) that can be run to just give a report of discrepancies and do nothing about it.

I would agree about the 1:1 disk copy.  The issue is you need a drive with the same geometry.  I just did this for an old SCO customer using Norton Ghost and a disk I found on e-bay for $5 US last week, in fact I did it to two drive for him so now he has three total.  The disk was the identical model.
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VMWare or anything similar will jump around in circles around your old system in means of availabilirty, redundancy, manageability and whatever else.
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Check to see if your yum-updatesd daemon is running. I have the same issue and figured out that it was just Linux complaining because the yum-updatesd daemon was running and conflicting with the GUI tool.
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I upvoted the best explanation...
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