IBM z/VM + z/Series + Debian
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Am still not able to sort out the problem. It will be great that if you
clear my doubts that are prevailing,
* What is the size of the debain mirror for s390?
* What size is required in z/vm to install the debian linux?
* In referring to debain mirrors, there are some points reg resync?
Kindly help on the issue..
STEPHEN POWELL-2 wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 02:09:40 -0400 (EDT), anandhcoe wrote:
>> Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I had set up an anonymous ftp for
>> the installation and yet the problem prevails.The error msg below is
>> "The specified Debian archive mirror is either not available, or does
>> not have a valid Release file on it. Please try a different mirror. "
>> Are there any release files or repository file needed for this and in the
>> image which i have download i cant find any release file or something
>> Could you please help on the issue and let me know if there is any other
>> link where i can download the Debain Linux full version with the release
> The installation instructions don't contain much detail on this step.
> Here is what it says:
> 3.6.4. Setting up an installation server
> If you don't have a connection to the Internet (either directly or via
> a web proxy) you need to create a local installation server that can
> be accessed from your S/390. This server keeps all the packages you
> want to install and must make them available using NFS, HTTP or FTP.
> The installation server needs to copy the exact directory structure
> from any Debian GNU/Linux mirror, but only the s390 and
> architecture-independent files are required. You can also copy the
> contents of all installation CDs into such a directory tree.
> As I said in my previous post, I have no experience installing Debian from
> a private mirror. I have never used a private mirror because I have never
> needed to use a private mirror. At my installation, the virtual Linux
> on z/VM have access to the external internet. Therefore, I can use a
> mirror for installation. Therefore, I do.
> If due to your installation policy the virtual Linux servers are not
> to access a public mirror then you must create a private mirror and
> from that. Instructions for creating a private mirror can be found here:
> If you need help creating a private mirror, ask for help on the
> mailing list (email@example.com).
> .''`. Stephen Powell
> : :' :
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