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RE: Future of the s390 port

You download the ISO file for the S390 distribution and burn the CD.  You then use the the CD in the HMC and use the "Load from CD-ROM or Server method" (specify the directory as "/boot".

When I did this a few weeks ago I got a "kernel panic" as I reported on this list.

The tape files can be written to a tape and then IPL directly from that tape drive; however, that drive must be offline to ALL other LPARs on the system.

Thanks,   .........Larry

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Powell [mailto:zlinuxman@wowway.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 3:23 PM
To: debian-s390@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Future of the s390 port

> That would be great. Please see [1] for details. If you need additional 
> info, just ask.
> Cheers,
> [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-s390/2009/09/msg00027.html
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.  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 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.

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