I found the answer to my question:

Yes, you can do this from an Image Catalog.

In your Image Catalog you will need to load DVDs I_BASE_01, B2924_01
and B2924_02. If you do not load those 3 DVDs when you start the
install your Verify Image Catalog will fail.

Steps to SLIP Install the Operating System:

John Bresina Jr | Sr Engineer | TTS Server Tech VOC HQ | Target |  33 S 6th St | Minneapolis, Mn 55402 | 612 304 3665 (ph)

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 12:16 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Slip LIC install

From an existing system running either something earlier than 7.1, or
and you want to scratch it and start over?

Well, if you are at 7.1 and want to scratch it and start over you might be ok if all you want is LIC. (No OS and LPPs.) Otherwise it's going to have a dickens of a time finding volume 2 after the disks have been initialized.

Upgrading from 5.4 or 6.1 to 7.1 using image catalogs is done all the time. Unless you are REALLY short of disk space it's the best way to fly.

Read this for an alternative
"Upgrade or replace software with virtual optical storage using the Network File System"
"IBM i can now be installed from optical images on the network "
An IBM i 6.1 environment on POWER6® processor-based server can be upgraded to IBM i 7.1 with an image on the network file server.


Rob Berendt
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
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Kendallville, IN 46755

From: "John.BresinaJr" <John.BresinaJr@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/13/2011 01:08 PM
Subject: Slip LIC install
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Is it possible to do a Slip install of the LIC from an image catalog at
7.1? What steps do I need to follow?

John Bresina Jr | Sr Engineer | TTS Server Tech VOC HQ | *Target | 33 S
6th St | Minneapolis, Mn 55402 | 612 304 3665 (ph)

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