Installing SAP ASE in Console Mode

Choose command line installation if you prefer a nonwindowing interface, or if you are developing custom installation scripts.

Launch the installer in console mode. If the installer launches automatically, click Cancel to cancel the GUI installation, then launch the setup program from a terminal or console.
The steps for installing components in an interactive text mode are the same as those described for installing in GUI mode, except you use setup -i console to execute the installer from the command line, and you enter text to select installation options.
  1. To display Western European fonts such as French, English, and Italian on Windows:
    1. Run chcp 1252 to change the code page to 1252, which is the code page that Java uses to display Western European fonts for Windows.
    2. Open the properties of cmd.exe and set Font to Lucida Console.
  2. At the command line, start the installation program:
    setupConsole.exe -i console
    If setupConsole.exe -i console hangs on Windows 2008 or Windows 7, perform either of these workarounds:
    • From Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator, then enter setupConsole.exe -i console.
    • From the Command Prompt window, issue setupConsole.exe -i console, then press and hold the Ctrl key until you see the output.
  3. Follow the remaining prompts to install SAP ASE, then specify the basic settings for your installation. The flow of the installation is identical to a GUI installation, except output is written to a terminal window and responses are entered using the keyboard.