Larry (and others who have failed in this way),
could you describe your environment a little better?
I searched ptfs for "extended base". Almost all related to either  Java
database access
or Management Central. If this extended base directory support includes
data,
perhaps your 4.4 or 4.5 machine had something corrupted prior to conversion
(a wild guess).
But it does sound like the manual ipl cleaned up the problem, which then
allowed you to complete
the install.
Can you say that all the "Prepare to Install" options were done, including
Cleanup options and
Verify Integrity of System Objects? (don't doubt that you did them, but
looking for some
pattern in all these problems). I have several V4R5-V5R1 upgrades to do
soon.

jim franz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Shaw" <mshaw@ncal.verio.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures


> Larry,
>
> 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........
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike Shaw
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry Bolhuis" <lbolhuis@arbsol.com>
> To: "Midrange Systems Mailing List" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> 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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