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Re: Future of the s390 port

On Oct 10, 2009, at 6:10 AM, Frans Pop wrote:

Stephen Powell wrote:
It sounds to me like you are asking for information on how to create a
mainframe-bootable CD.  I'm afraid I don't know the answer.

That's a pity. Because that is *exactly* the information we need. And I'm
very surprised that nobody in the community is able (or willing) to
provide that info.

If you have a specific .iso image that you want me to download and try to
see if it will boot, I can do that for you.  But I don't pretend
to know how to create one.

I can do that myself on Hercules (using the method described in the README
file on current CD images).

I can see, though, from the link above, that you are using the
"generic" sub-architecture files.  Have you tried using the "tape"
files?  The reason I ask is that, on the Multiprise 3000, the CD-ROM
could be used as an emulated tape or via the "Load from CD-ROM or
Server" method.  I just wonder if the tape files are what you
should use in that .ins file.  Hey it's just a guess, but it's
worth a try.

I doubt it will make a difference as the problem is not in the kernel, but
in loading the initrd.

But maybe I'm wrong and the method you describe really is different from
what I can do in hercules. If you think it may help, please give it a
shot. It should be trivial to create a CD image yourself as all you need is the D-I images and boot files. You don't need any packages on the CD to
do an installation on s390.

Besides, you have the hardware, I don't. So you can play around with
different options, I can't.

Does the .ins file specify load addresses? The short version I would suggest is "see how SuSE does it" and do that.

I don't have access to s390(x) hardware anymore either, I'm afraid.


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