Bug 110876 - Setup process would not accept parm iucv=TCPIP.
Setup process would not accept parm iucv=TCPIP.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 107162
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
s390x Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-24 18:59 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:00:10 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-11-24 18:59:51 EST
Description of problem:

We use IUCV for network connectivity for the Linux guests on       
z/VM 3.10.  No matter where I place the statement "iucv=TCPIPLNX"  
in the REDHAT PRM file, the install program wouldn't never accept  
"iucv=TCPIPLNX" just like other parameters in the REDHAT PRM file. 
I had tried all upper, lower, or combination of upper/lower case   
for iucv=TCPIPLNX" with no success. The install process will not   
prompt with IUCV=TCPIPLNX in uppercase, but it failed to establish 
the network connectivity between the Linux guest                   
and TCPIPLNX (IP Stack) machine.                                   
'SPOOL PUNCH * RDR'                                                
'PUNCH KERNEL IMG B (NOH'                                          
'PUNCH REDHAT PRM A (NOH'                                          
'PUNCH INITRD IMG B (NOH'                                          
'IPL 00C'                                                          
The circumvention is to exclude "iucv=TCPIPLNX" in the parm file   
and key it in when prompted during the install.                    
File REDHAT PRM - a CMS file on z/VM.                              
ROOT=/DEV/RAM0 RAMDISK_SIZE=40000 RO IP=OFF DASD=100,200,501       

Console log of the Linux guest machine.                         
Starting the zSeries initrd to configure networking. Version is 
Enter iucv kernel module options (usually iucv=HOST,            
where HOST is TCPIP for the VM TCP/IP service machine           
or the name (in capital letters) of another                     
Linux guest:                                                    
IUCV lowlevel driver Version: 1.39  initialized                 
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device iucv0 
iucv0: 'TCPIPLNX'                                               
NETIUCV driver Version: 1.21  initialized                       
iucv0: connected with remote side                               

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How reproducible:

Include "iucv=TCPIP" in the cms file REDHAT PRM, then start to 
install by IPL 00C from the guest machine. 

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

I was prompted to enter iucv=TCPIP.

Expected results:

It shouldn't prompt to enter iucv=TCPIP.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-25 10:13:35 EST
Workaround is to use something like IUCV=iucv=TCPIP

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107162 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:00:10 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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