The text for the Y2K Group PTF 99200 is being updated to include:

"Both media volumes included in this order should be treated as separate
 single PTF orders. There is not a prompt to load the second volume.
 Refer to the PTF Installation Instructions included in this order."

You should go through the install procedure with the second CD.  If you
have also re-installed the first CD then there should be no harm done.

The PTFs in the Y2K Group are also included in CUM packages and, if
hiper, identified as such on the Hiper lists.  So if you are current
in CUM and Hipers then the only additional PTFs in the Group would be
whatever V4R3 non-Hiper PTFs have been Approved since the cutoff date
for the current CUM.  This is probably not alot.

I understand some additional installation instructions are to be
included with the Group CDs, but have not seen them and so cannot say
much along those lines.

Hopefully the above changes, along with some new web interfaces to the
Y2K PTF information that went in last week, will help with users
preparing for Y2K.


>I've ordered SF99200, the y2k group ptf for v4r3.
>The double CD set came, labelled "SF99200 Group PTF for
>Release 410".
>I was a bit unsure if this was the right CD's, seeing as it
>was labelled 410, but according to the listing it has PTF's
>for several releases, not just 410.
>So I went ahead and loaded the first volume, GO PTF option
>8, device OPT01, all PTF's.
>The machine crunched for a little while, then came back to
>the command line with message CPF361C "No PTFs installed".
>Strange, I am on the latest CUM and current on Hipers but
>have never installed the y2k group before. According to the
>listing there are v4r3 PTF's on the CD's which I haven't
>got. But the PTF installation never prompted me to insert
>the second CD.
>Now I'm wondering, should I restart the PTF install with the
>second CD loaded from the beginning? Is that safe?
>Is there any way I can see which PTF's are on which CD?
>I really wish IBM would include some basic instruction with
>this group ptf, rather than sending me a 20+ Page listing
>containing mostly incomprehensible stuff.
>Has anyone seen this before? Any advice?

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