I just did a V4R4 to V5R1 on a Model 720 on Thursday.  The pre-install stuff
ran fine, but the install failed.  I wound up calling the support center to
get it going again.....Wound up having to abort the automatic installation
and install the licensed program products manually.

>From the call and the install job log, it appears that something happened
with the install of OS/400 Optional Part 3 (Extended Directory Support).
>From there, the system hung and nothing happened.

The workaround was to go to manual mode and force the system to do an IPL.

Once IPL'ed to the B side in normal mode, I used Option 11 on the LICPGM
menu to load all the products that were flagged as *ERROR or *BACKLEVEL.
Once those were on, I went and got the stuff that was set in the Install
List so that I had everything.

>From there it was on to the CUME, HIPER Group PTF's, and DB2 Group PTF's.

You are not alone, I know of a 730 that had the same problem...........From
what we concluded looking at the install job log,  something happened
installing Optional Part 3 of OS/400......I have had the same problem with
installs at V4R5 and V5R1 just as you have.

Keep me in the loop if you get more info.  I'll do the same........


Mike Shaw

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Bolhuis" <>
To: "Midrange Systems Mailing List" <>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:17 PM
Subject: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures

> Greetings to the highly intelligent Midrange community.
> The last two V4R5 to V5R1 upgrades that I have done have each failed to
> install at least a dozen program products. I didn't keep the lists but
> in each case they were smattered all over from pieces of SS1 all the way
>   to XE1. In each case history log messages indicated the products were
> not copied from the media. LICPGM Option 5-prepare for install- had
> successfully located these products.  After failing during the initial
> install the use of option 11-install licensed programs for each of the
> failed programs successfully loads them no problem.
> Both of these upgrades were dual processor 820 machines with lots of
> memory and disk.
> Nothing in the archives, or on the iSeries pages.
> Thoughts? Similar experiences? I'm full of ****?
>   Thanks,
>     - Larry.
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