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Re: [Linux/390 under z/VM 4.2.0] CP works forever (Lenny): details

Thanks for your quick reply; we got the files from the Debian mirror:
carroll.aset.psu.edu in

Jean-Claude Durand.

Le 30 avr. 2011 à 11:11, Philipp Kern a écrit :

> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 02:39:15PM +0700, Christian Boitet wrote:
>> Actually, as ftp on this VM did not work, we did the operation on
>> another VM and copied (using COPYFILE) the 4 files obtained to the
>> VM (LINUX7 in our installation) on which we want to install
>> Debian/Lenny, and on which we did the necessary transformation of
> Where did you get the files from?  Double-checking as you didn't state it and
> Stephen's talking about newer locations with s390x-only kernels.
> FWIW the current dailys are at [0] but this won't help you because they're
> s390x-only.
>> We followed exactly the instructions indicated in the Debian
>> installation documentation. I copy them below, with a few comments.
>> We had to convert the PARMFILE DEBIAN back from ebcdic into ascii F
>> 80, I did it under Xedit and checked the correctness by visulizing
>> the Hex form, it was OK, including for the EOL character (X'2A').
> As far as I know Linux can cope with the PARMFILE being in EBCDIC.  I had no
> trouble editing the preseed information in it verbatim in XEDIT, at least.
> 5.1.2 on [1] confirms this.
> Kind regards,
> Philipp Kern
> [0] http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/s390/daily/
> [1] http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/s390/ch05s01.html.en
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