• Subject: RE: Format DASD?
  • From: Glenn Birnbaum <gbirnba@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:01:15 -0700

That may not be a good idea, unless that Windows recycle bin has a LOT OF DASD. 
 John, I'm surprised you'd suggest this!

You may want to try this method.... If you select a D M from the operators LCD 
panel, and then IPL with the new version of the OS mounted on your IPL device 
(usually tape), then you'll have the option to scratch the system, reformat the 
source load drive, and then install the LIC and new OS.  Check the procedures 
for restoring a system after a complete disk loss.  

GB

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Earl [SMTP:johnearl@powertechgroup.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 8:42 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Format DASD?
> 
> Jessica,
> 
> This isn't the official way, not the fastest, but you could log on to Network
> Neighborhood with *ALLOBJ authority and drag QSYS.LIB into the Windows recycle
> bin.   That would pretty well do it  :)
> 
> jte
> 
> T. Jessica Miller wrote:
> 
> > I have a system that needs to be 'wiped clean' and I do not see the best 
>way to
> > do this.  Is there a way to 'format' the drive so that I can do a fresh 
>install
> > of OS/400 and be rid of all the old libs, usrprfs, docs, etc.?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jessica
> >
> > "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all!
> > >
> > > I recently got a mail from a user of one of my tools and he wants it to
> > > accept the CCSID of 5035.  Now, the only place I am moving data from their
> > > machine is into a temp file that I create on the fly in QTEMP.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any ideas of how this can be done?  I looked into the 
>CCSID
> > > parameter of CRTPF, but it says it ignores this field on *DATA type files.
> > >
> > > Would the ICGDTA keyword have anything to do with it?  It wasn't quite 
>clear
> > > what this does from the help text.
> > >
> > > I guess what is happening is when I copy their data into my temp file,
> > > certain text must be getting corrupted since I am not using DBCS files.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > Bradley V. Stone
> > > BVS/Tools
> > > http://www.bvstools.com
> > >
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