I am trying to install Debian on a Z800 IBM mainframe in a z/VM V5.2.0 guest.
The mainframe has an OSA GIGE IP card for network access.
I created “LINMSTR” user id in the user direct.
I formatted a new pack for the Linux files.
I downloaded & created these files and installed on the Linux machine.
PARMFILE DEBIAN A1 F 80 1 1 3/29/06 16:15:46
INITRD DEBIAN A1 F 80 21439 419 3/29/06 11:06:27
KERNEL DEBIAN A1 F 80 34999 649 3/29/06 11:05:53
PROFILE EXEC A0 V 56 22 1 3/29/06 9:19:03
LIN EXEC A1 V 38 9 1 3/29/06 8:55:17
LIPL EXEC A1 V 24 3 1 3/20/06 16:12:07
LINMSTR NETLOG A0 V 107 2 1 3/20/06 9:38:18
PROFILE XEDIT A0 V 24 11 1 7/05/05 12:19:57
This is what starts when I do a “LIN”.
Linux version 2.4.27-2-s390 (waldi@raptor) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-6)) #1 SMP Wed Jan 26 14:15:27 CET 2005
We are running under VM ……..
This is the main menu for the Debian installer.
Choose the next step in the install process:
1. Configure the network device [*]
2. Configure a network using static addressing
3. Continue installation remotely using SSH
4. Choose a mirror of the Debian archive
5. Download installer components
6. Execute a shell
7. Abort the installation
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
I am trying to use the OSA GIGE card as my network connection.
Checking the Debian archive mirror ..100%
Choose a mirror of the Debian archive
!! ERROR: Bad archive mirror
The specified Debian archive mirror is either not available, or does not have a
valid Release file on it. Please try a different mirror.
[Press enter to continue]
Is there a way to install this without using a network connection?
Most software I install on the mainframe, does not need a network connection to install?
What you see is downloaded from the internet but I did buy a DVD of this also.
I thought the DVD would help me with this install.
I could not even find the VM files on the DVD.
This is my first LINUX install.
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