looking for installation media for SLES9 - s/390 (31-bit)

asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
Suse forum for system Z. I'm looking to install SLES9 on a 7060-H30 (its a s/390 machine that pre-dates Z series) it is a 31-bit machine.

I'm looking for the old SLES9 installation media/iso.

Can anyone assist?

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  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner
    Hi and welcome to the Forum :)
    What service pack?

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP1 for IBM zSeries"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=ioELEBPtHsM~

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP2 For IBM zSeries"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=j10PAiOBl3o~

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP3 for IBM zSeries"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=Qs-h3sLYYk4~

    "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4 for IBM zSeries"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=w04AIKEeQgU~
  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner
    Hi again
    These ones are for just the S390, which may be the ones your after;

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP1 for IBM s390"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=5s4IF27PZ60~

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP2 For IBM s390"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=LYTKmT5GFk0~

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP3 For IBM s390"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=4jEwx5s8hy8~

    "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4 for IBM s390"
    https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=AdIjPtbH8AA~
  • asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
    Thanks.

    is there also an original SLES9 (before SP1)?

    "SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for IBM s390" (from back in like 2004 or so?)

    which I'll need which has all the originally released product?

    SLES-9-s390-RC5a-CD1.iso 4f5ca784a148ac0431ee18cd9c7840ce 305.6 MB
    SLES-9-s390-RC5-CD2.iso b7f95b81510dfd527579b184baee5d30 516.6 MB
    SLES-9-s390-RC5-CD3.iso 21d3e2eb32aa83bb0ddad1f08526d37f 417.5 MB
    SLES-9-s390-RC5-CD4.iso 849936436e1fdd351df6403dbf5d7e2d 475.2 MB
    SLES-9-s390-RC5-CD5.iso 7655c5871fae2915efe9644d211041e4 648.5 MB
    SLES-9-s390-RC5-CD6.iso 11bb0fcd7e82a07b7ab2878708478768 633.8 MB

    ref: https://www.novell.com/documentation/zlm/esd/di_sles9-zlm66_ibm-zseries-s390.html
  • HvdHeuvelHvdHeuvel Administrator
    Hello asysad,

    Wow, a fan :-)
    Let me see if I can still find this somewhere internally.

    Thanks a lot !
    Hans
  • asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
    thanks Hans!
  • HvdHeuvelHvdHeuvel Administrator
    Hello aysad,

    You can download the ISO's from here :
    ftp://support-ftp.suse.com/out/SLES9-s390.tar.gz

    I would not wait too long with that, otherwise a clean-up policy on our FTP server may delete this again :D

    Enjoy !!
    Hans

    PS: Malcolm, thanks a lot for pointing this out !
  • asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
    received successfully. Thanks to all!
  • abab Knowledge Partner
    For what it is worth, I too downloaded it and calculated the following
    md5sum, just for comparison purposes:

    dc010329631b7d68ae2315f9d2ad2a54

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  • asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
    installed and running.

    IPL'd off of SP4 CD1 from support element, used basic installer in Operating System messages, pointed to NFS Installation source on another PC Linux created with this basic method: https://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/15522.html

    YaST wanted both SP4 CD1&2 as well as the original CD1 for some things (it might have gone to the original CD2 also, I can't recall). Anyhow, what is installed now is essentially SP4 in minimal configuration.

    Thanks again all for your help!
  • asysadasysad New or Quiet Member
    just to be clear, this was for test/evaluation/proof-of-concept/procedure development purposes. I have de-installed the software as per the SuSE's Intellectual Property license and will pursue a full purchase of the product from sales if I intend to run it for a longer duration at some point.

    Again, thanks to all for your collective assistance. I'm planning to write up all the details of the procedure developed bare metal -> SLES9 login if anyone is interested.
  • smfloodsmflood Knowledge Partner
    asysad Wrote in message:

    > just to be clear, this was for
    > test/evaluation/proof-of-concept/procedure development purposes. I have
    > de-installed the software as per the SuSE's Intellectual Property
    > license and will pursue a full purchase of the product from sales if I
    > intend to run it for a longer duration at some point.


    I'll be surprised if SUSE will/can sell you a license for an old,
    unsupported release of SLES9.

    > Again, thanks to all for your collective assistance. I'm planning to
    > write up all the details of the procedure developed bare metal -> SLES9
    > login if anyone is interested.


    I'd certainly be interested. In the past I would have suggested
    submitting it as a Cool Solutions article but SUSE don't
    currently award credits for their equivalent communities
    site.

    HTH.
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    SUSE Knowledge Partner


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  • smfloodsmflood Knowledge Partner
    On 26/06/18 13:55, ab wrote:

    > For what it is worth, I too downloaded it and calculated the following
    > md5sum, just for comparison purposes:
    >
    > dc010329631b7d68ae2315f9d2ad2a54


    Snap! I also get

    dc010329631b7d68ae2315f9d2ad2a54

    as the MD5 checksum.

    For completeness I also generated SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

    SHA1: 11e6a3118587b07e3dafc5525938bdb1bfc15b16
    SHA256: 6ff8e5c39061b5d7417b31a3ff57a8c6d6b4dbe01d07ea2e6d3f31957a93683b

    Given that we're generating these checksums (as opposed to being
    officially published by SUSE) I'd be more inclined to check that the MD5
    checksums of the individual files within the archive match those which
    were noted and linked to[1] in the asysad's edited web post[2]. Which
    they do!

    HTH.

    [1]
    https://www.novell.com/documentation/zlm/esd/di_sles9-zlm66_ibm-zseries-s390.html
    [2]
    https://forums.suse.com/showthread.php?12251-looking-for-installation-media-for-SLES9-s-390-(31-bit)&p=53151#post53151
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