RedHat Linux 7.1/7.2 on IBM zSeries, s/390 or Amdahl

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RedHat Linux 7.1/7.2 on IBM zSeries, s/390 or Amdahl

Postby Saadi » Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:41 pm

I would really appreciate if anybody out there with any experience on running RedHat 7.1/7.2 on any IBM or compatible mainframe hardware.
Also, any caveat, help, advise, programming tips, OS tips would be highly admired.

Thanks,
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well i think ther must be no problem

Postby farhanksa » Sat Apr 26, 2003 1:20 am

aoa
tip for u is to use 7.3 ..u must post ur machine configuration so that depending on that we can make u some suggestion
i had been using linux 7.1,7.3 on hp netservers... initially problem was to configure that X. i suggest u while installing linux chose to boot into text mode rather than graphical and later go to graphical by startx command..u can chage the run levels by editing the /etc/inittab file.
also install complete development kit ,kernel source...will will be used for later in programming.

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RedHat Linux 7.1/7.2 on IBM zSeries, s/390 or Amdahl

Postby Saadi » Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:48 am

farhanksa, was

thank you for your reply and advice. i wanted to ask you this: are hp netservers mainframe like? the thing is that in our company we run os/390 on amdahl (now fujitsu; 16 engines) in our mainframe environment. the amdahl architecture is like ibm s/390 g5/g6. fujitsu bought amdahl and now providing support. to save money and cut cost, we trashed the idea of buying ibm zSeries or s/390 machines, and now planning to try any versions of Linux (suSE, redhat, turbo, etc.) that can work on top of the existing h/w. v7.3, like you suggested, we can try, but i couldn't find the 7.3 for ibm/powerpc architecture. where would that be? on rh website? i only found the i386 source. please shed some light. thanks! 8)
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Postby if » Sat Apr 26, 2003 8:14 am

Aslam-o-Aliakum,

plz have a look on this... it's helpful in choosing a LINUX product regarding Mainframes... may be it helpful for u

http://www.linuxvm.org/
IBM (references)
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/os/linux/
Fujitsu (references)
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/partner/linux/linux.shtm

Some New and Informative thinks
http://www.computerworld.com/softwareto ... 50,00.html
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-249519.html
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2384/IWD010 ... age_1.html

Here are some other link regarding Linux Distributions for Mainframes

SuSE
http://www.suse.com/us/business/product ... index.html
RedHAT
http://www.redhat.com/software/eserver/zseries/
if u find anything which shows my lack of knowledge,
please guide me... thx
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Postby Saadi » Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:04 am

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