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Re: Boot s/390 Debian Linux off CD How are my DASD addressed

on Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 01:56:08PM -0400, Steven C Peckham (scpeckham@cmsenergy.com) wrote:
> I am VERY new to Linux, so this might seem silly, but we are in a shared
> DASD shop.

> I am trying to get started with Linux, so I got a Debian CD set, and booted
> off the CD into a partition.

> Next I need to format disks. Well I got some addresses to use from our DASD
> manager, and am VERY familiar with all of the MVS series operating
> systems, but do not know how the IOCP addressing translates to Linux
> addressing, and can NOT afford to just guess.

> The parmfile on the CD has just an "ro" in it, so Linux should be
> autodetecting the devices.

> I have a few thousand DASD units genned to the LPAR.

> I would appreciate it if you responded (CC) to my email address as I not
> (at least yet) a member.
> scpeckham@cmsenergy.com.

Please set your mailer/editor linewrap to 68-75 characters.  I strongly
recommend 72 as a good default.

While many mail clients will accomodate unwrapped text:

  - Some don't.  Be considerate.

  - Many more fail to wrap and attribute quotes properly.

  - Many web-based list archives render unwrapped text as very long
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Thank you.

You might also want to insert a linefeed following your paragraphs.  Or
sentences, if that's your style....

For your question:  see the Debian Installation manual:


Chapters 5 and 6 will likely be of specific interest.

Note that s390 is not yet commodity hardware, and with some exceptions,
few of us have or know someone with home access to same.  Consequently
this list may be of limited specific utility.  You might find that some
startup / installation issues are of a general nature to GNU/Linux
installs.  I'd suggest combing IBM's website for details, or
SuSE/Novell's (SuSE is IBM's largest GNU/Linux partner AFAIK on
s390/Z-Series systems).


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