[LUNI] Distros for s390
dcallaghan at mail.orbtech.tv
Thu Dec 6 15:30:04 CST 2001
>Does anyone know what you have to do or how you go about getting distro
>media for IBM's s390 platform? I am on a team at work that is trying to
>get off the ground on using Linux on the Mainframe, but source media
>seems to be a little scarce. Anyone have any details on what I need to
>find or who to talk to?
I have Linux running on an RS6K running SuSE PPC 7.1 and I understand that it also runs on the s390. TurboLinux also runs on the z-series, but I found their $5,000 price tag somewhat less appealing than SuSE's $60 fee. The $1/day installation support was worth the price of admission for me and the SuSE mailing lists were invaluable.
A good place to look is
I learned here that I should add RedHat to the list.
http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/ is also a good site to browse.
Be warned, though. The minute I installed Linux on my B50 my IBM disavowed all knowledge of me, said I violated all of my warranties and left me for dead. When IBM says they support Linux, they pretty much mean they support AIX 5L.
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