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Optional update for SLES9 SP3 ISO image

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(Last modified: 20DEC2006)


solutions Optional update for SLES9 SP3 ISO image SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b56fc805cb77a96aab9713beea5d80b0)

Applies to

Package: SLES-9-SP-3-s390x-GM-CD1.iso
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SUSE SLES 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit

Release: 20061220
Obsoletes: 1d74efa98f4143c30a1ebcacc18a415b

Indications

Everyone using AutoYaST should use this updated installation system.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

After booting with a parmfile for AutoYaST, for example:
AUTOYAST=http://XXX/autoinst.xml DASD_Parameter=dasd=5f07 ramdisk_size=65536 root=/dev/ram1 ro init=/linuxrc TERM=dumb IP_INTERFACE=qeth IP_ADDR=XXX IP_NETMASK=255.255.252.0 IP_BROADCAST=XXX IP_MTU=1500 IP_GATEWAY=XXX IP_HOST=XXX READ_DEVNO=f418 WRITE_DEVNO=f419 DATA_DEVNO=f41a FTPUSER=XXX FTPPASSWORD=secret INST_INFO=ftp INST_IP_ADDR=XXX INST_IP_DIR=SLES-9-s390x INST_PASSWORD=secret AUTOINSTALL=yes INST_SCREEN=VNC VNC_PASSWORD=secret
the machine cannot activate the DASD which is specified in the parmfile. The DASD configuration (select, activate, format) has to be done complete manually with yast.
This is due to YaST loading autoinst.xml after DASD configuration, hence DASDs are not activated automatically.
After the DASD configuration was done manually, YaST installs the system according to autoinst.xml without requiring additional manual intervention.

Solution

The updated first CD of SLES9 Service Pack 3 contains an updated installation system which does not require manual intervention.

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