Re: How to boot a kernel?
On Tuesday 13 January 2004 11:49, you wrote:
> I didn't see any replies to your question.
> (But I have some filtering in place. Sorry if I missed anything.)
That's because no one replies to the mailing list...
> > Sorry, but I'm trying to learn and am beginning to realize I really know
> > nothing about these beasts.
> Sounds like you have a physical S/390 since you mention the SE laptop.
> There is a way for some S/390 systems to present files on CD
> as if they were files on tape. This is clearly true for
> P/390, Multiprise, and IS class machines. Dunno about yours.
> What kind of S/390 do you have?
> What OS is it running right now?
I've got a 9672-RC4. The SE currently doesn't have a CDROM, but I'm getting
one to put in it so that I can try to boot from it. Of course, I still have
the issue that the app on the SE has a 'boot from [floppy] diskette' instead
of a 'boot from Server or CD-ROM' option... I'm hoping I can dig around in
the OS/2 directory structure to tell it that the diskette is actually the
CD-ROM I'm getting for it.
As I thought I said in the email, it has *no* OS. I got it without any DASD
or other storage systems, I was just glad that the software on the SE and HMC
was still there.
At the moment, I don't have any DASD, and am hoping to just get some sort of
kernel to boot and run with an NFS root or something to check out the
hardware until I can get some DASD to put on it. At this point, the S/390 is
somewhat jerry-rigged into running, in a space that was never designed for a
mainframe. : )
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