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Part III. IBM System z Architecture - Installation and Booting

This part discusses installation and booting (or initial program load, IPL) of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System z.

Table of Contents

18. Planning for Installation on System z
18.1. Pre-Installation
18.2. Overview of the System z Installation Procedure
18.2.1. Booting (IPL) the Installer
18.2.2. Installation Phase 1
18.2.3. Installation Phase 2
18.2.4. Installation Phase 3
18.3. Graphical User Interface with X11 or VNC
18.3.1. Installation using X11 forwarding
18.3.2. Installation using X11
18.3.3. Installation using VNC
18.3.4. Installation using a VNC listener
18.3.5. Automating the Installation with Kickstart
19. Preparing for Installation
19.1. Preparing for a Network Installation
19.1.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation
19.1.2. Preparing for an NFS installation
19.2. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
19.2.1. Accessing Installation Phase 3 and the Package Repository on a Hard Drive
20. Booting (IPL) the Installer
20.1. Installing under z/VM
20.1.1. Using the z/VM Reader
20.1.2. Using a prepared DASD
20.1.3. Using a prepared FCP-attached SCSI Disk
20.1.4. Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive
20.2. Installing in an LPAR
20.2.1. Using an FTP Server
20.2.2. Using the HMC or SE DVD Drive
20.2.3. Using a prepared DASD
20.2.4. Using a prepared FCP-attached SCSI Disk
20.2.5. Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive
21. Installation Phase 1: Configuring a Network Device
21.1. A Note on Terminals
22. Installation Phase 2: Configuring Language and Installation Source
22.1. Non-interactive Line-Mode Installation
22.2. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
22.2.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
22.3. Language Selection
22.4. Installation Method
22.4.1. Installing from DVD
22.4.2. Installing from a Hard Drive
22.4.3. Performing a Network Installation
22.4.4. Installing via NFS
22.4.5. Installing via FTP or HTTP
22.5. Verifying Media
22.6. Retrieving Phase 3 of the Installation Program
23. Installation Phase 3: Installing using anaconda
23.1. The Non-interactive Line-Mode Text Installation Program Output
23.2. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
23.3. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
23.4. Configure the Install Terminal
23.5. Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23.6. Storage Devices
23.6.1. The Storage Devices Selection Screen
23.7. Setting the Hostname
23.7.1. Edit Network Connections
23.8. Time Zone Configuration
23.9. Set the Root Password
23.10. Assign Storage Devices
23.11. Initializing the Hard Disk
23.12. Upgrading an Existing System
23.12.1. Upgrading Using the Installer
23.13. Disk Partitioning Setup
23.14. Encrypt Partitions
23.15. Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
23.15.1. Create Storage
23.15.2. Adding Partitions
23.15.3. Create Software RAID
23.15.4. Create LVM Logical Volume
23.15.5. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
23.16. Write changes to disk
23.17. Package Group Selection
23.17.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
23.17.2. Customizing the Software Selection
23.18. Installing Packages
23.19. Installation Complete
23.19.1. IPL under z/VM
23.19.2. IPL on an LPAR
23.19.3. Continuing after Reboot (re-IPL)
24. Troubleshooting Installation on IBM System z
24.1. You are unable to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24.1.1. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
24.2. Trouble During the Installation
24.2.1. No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
24.2.2. Saving traceback messages
24.2.3. Other Partitioning Problems
24.2.4. Are You Seeing Python Errors?
24.3. Problems After Installation
24.3.1. Remote Graphical Desktops and XDMCP
24.3.2. Problems When You Try to Log In
24.3.3. Your Printer Does Not Work
24.3.4. Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
25. Configuring an Installed Linux on System z Instance
25.1. Adding DASDs
25.1.1. Dynamically setting DASDs online
25.1.2. Preparing a new DASD with low-level formatting
25.1.3. Persistently setting DASDs online
25.2. Adding FCP-Attached Logical Units (LUNs)
25.2.1. Dynamically activating an FCP LUN
25.2.2. Persistently activating FCP LUNs
25.3. Adding a Network Device
25.3.1. Adding a qeth Device
25.3.2. Adding an LCS Device
25.3.3. Mapping subchannels and network device names
25.3.4. Configuring a System z Network Device for Network Root File System
26. Parameter and Configuration Files
26.1. Required parameters
26.2. The z/VM configuration file
26.3. Installation network parameters
26.4. VNC and X11 parameters
26.5. Loader parameters
26.6. Parameters for kickstart installations
26.7. Miscellaneous parameters
26.8. Sample parameter file and CMS configuration file
27. IBM System z References
27.1. IBM System z Publications
27.2. IBM Redbooks for System z
27.3. Online resources

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