Re: What is IPL ?
On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 08:34:17AM +0100, Martin Quinson wrote:
> I'm the french translator of dbootstrap, and I can't translate what I don't
> understand, so I have to ask it here :
> What does the following messages mean ?
> #: bootconfig.c:1555
> msgid "Running ZIPL to make the kernel able to IPL from the DASD..."
> #: bootconfig.c:2582
> msgid ""
> "ZIPL could not be installed. You are not able to IPL this Linux system right "
> "now. Please see the log file and manually repair the problem."
> Don't you think it would be an improvement to redo these sentences in a more
> understandable way ? ;)
IPL stands for Initial Program Load, and is another name for what we
microcomputer types call "booting". The acronym IPL is very common in the
mainframe industry, culture and documentation, and should be preserved