Bugfix update for s390-tools
(Last modified: 18DEC2001)
solutions Bugfix update for s390-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (74fb271125e6bd5d52b9bbb7ff7f1980)
fdasdcreates invalid partitions due to miscalculated partition borders when used with command line option '
-c', resulting in the error message '
BUG: overlapping free space extents in FMT5 DSCB!' followed by a kernel halt.
dasdfmtleaves the disk in state '
accepted' instead of '
not formatted' in case of an abort with
Ctrl-C, rendering the disk unusable until reset.
fdasddoes not show z/OS data set names. The new menu entry '
s' will show the mapping between the partition number and the z/OS data set name.
- Confusing mapping between partition number in the device node and the z/OS data set name for partitions created by
fdasd. Partitions on Linux start counting with '1', the z/OS data set names start with '0'. Fixed
fdasdto start z/OS data set names counting with '1'
- One of the 390 data set names, which exists for each partition, is missing on partitions created with
fdasdon model 9 DASDs.
- s390-tools binaries are installed in
/bin, which does not conform to the Linux FHS. Fixed to install in
the installation of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 you may also need the
new version of the installation system with the updated s390-tools
Using the new installation system
You need a running Linux system capable to install RPM packes. Please install
rpm --ignorearch -Uvh instsys.rpm
on that system. The new files for the installation system will be written to
/suse/images/. They are drop-in replacements for the files of the same name on the first CD in
/suse/images/. Upload them to your VM guest as mentioned in chapter 8.3.2 (page 51) of the manual and IPL Linux on the guest.
Installing the update on a running SuSE Linux for S/390 system
s390-tools.rpmto the running system (not the installation system) and install it as user
rpm -Uvh s390-tools.rpm
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