I am sorry to say that it seems impossible.
I recently also tried to install, under z/VM 4.4
on a z890, where I had the downloaded CD
on an NFS server, also connected through an
The linux startup files got me into
the configurator (as you showed in your email).
I successfully connected to the network,
but it ONLY seems to work with an Internet
connection to one of Debian's hosts.
I have in the past installed linux on IBM with
NFS from a CD, but that seems to be out of style
now.... I cannot understand *requiring* an Internet
connection EVER, but certainly not for something
other than a personal home computer.
Debian looks like it is out of the picture for me,
and since the big distributions are only available
for $$$, I don't think I will be running any more
linux either. :-(
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On 20 Apr 2006 at 15:13, Harting, David wrote:
> 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
> PARMFILE DEBIAN A1 F801 1 3/29/06
> INITRDDEBIAN A1 F8021439 419 3/29/06
> KERNELDEBIAN A1 F8034999 649 3/29/06
> PROFILEEXEC A0 V5622 1 3/29/06
> LIN EXEC A1 V 38 91 3/29/06
> LIPL EXEC A1 V243 1 3/20/06
> LINMSTR NETLOGA0 V1072 1 3/20/06
> PROFILE XEDITA0 V24 11 17/05/05
> This is what starts when I do a "LIN".
> Linux version 2.4.27-2-s390 (waldi@raptor) (gcc version 3.3.5
> 1:3.3.5-6)) #1 SMP Wed Jan 26 14:15:27 CET
> 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
> Choose a mirror of the Debian
> !! ERROR: Bad archive
> The specified Debian archive mirror is either not available, or does
> not have a
> valid Release file on it. Please try a different
> [Press enter to
> 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.
> David Harting
> System Programming
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