Then you will need to reformat the drives as Roberto suggests. That may not
be possible depending on how old the firmware is on the disk units. At one
time there was a block to reformatting AIX drives to IBM i standards since
they were so much cheaper than the IBM i formatted drives. Same way visa

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry Draper
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:36 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: linux on a 9406-520

Thinking of a bare metal install.


On 3/4/2014 8:48 AM, Mark S Waterbury wrote:
Hi, Jerry:

Does this "spare 520" have IBM i (i5/OS) installed and running on it
already? If so, it should be possible to use Operations Navigator or
STRSST to create a second partition and then load and run Linux in
that LPAR ...

Or, are you talking about trying to load Linux on "the bare machine"?

Mark S. Waterbury

> On 3/4/2014 12:56 AM, Jerome Draper wrote:
I have a spare 520 and thought I might load Linux up on it.

Anyone done this?



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