On Jan 5, 2009, at 10:51 AM, Martin, Larry D wrote:
I have downloaded the Debian 40r5 for S390 ISO and have burned it onto CD. When I load the CD into the HMC (zSeries z9BC) and try to do the “Load from CD/DVD” operation I get: “
"An error has occurred while trying to obtain a list of the software that can be loaded."
I am not sure if this is an HMC or a Debian message. It has a message number of ACT36201 but I cannot find a reference to that message. Does anyone have an idea what I have done wrong?
Does Debian support booting from CD on s390? It may well--I've just never tried it, since I don't have console access to a machine with an IPLlable HMC CD-ROM.
Are you running from VM or in an LPAR? If under VM, get the card decks and boot from those. If in an LPAR, you can make a tape and boot from it. In any event, you stack the kernel, the parmline, and the ramdisk and IPL *that*.