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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

Linux Project for Mainframe Environment (List and links for Linux Distributions / Software)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 linuxgeek » Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:57 pm

AoA ,

I have tried running linux on ibm mainframe , i had access to as400.. and one of the zseries too .. and yes it does boot in ...although i couldnt get an old sys36 to boot to console ... i guess that might be due to a fault ipl load :(

please be specific on your model . and the detail you need

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Postby Saadi » Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:04 am

salam alaykum
we run os/390 on Amdahl hardware. amdahl is old ibm clone machines now running under fujitsu corporation's support. ibm s/390 and zSeries machines are out of our league at the moment, so we are trying to run a linux version (7.2?) on Amdahl machine (16 engines). suSE 8.2 seems really good compare to redhat's funky support when it comes to mainframe. also, turbo linux is out there too, but i am not too familiar w/ that.

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Postby Saadi » Thu May 01, 2003 12:09 am

assalam alaykum.

in reference to my own question of Linux on mainframe hardware, after doing more research and attending company's meetings, here is the goal i am trying to accomplish:

1. a case study of a company or an institution where mainframe linux development are done and migrated to an/multiple Intel hardware.

2. what kind of applications are done on an ibm/clone mainframe hardware using Linux platform?

3. how are they migrated?

4. are there any caveats?

6. a procedural research or hands-on document will help immencely.


if anyone out there has done/read/involved into such projects and can give me some leads to where these information is would be great.

thank you!
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