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The packages in the Download section can be manually downloaded and installed in their target systems. This page provides additional instructions for the install process of the IBM Software Development Kit for PowerLinux. For detailed instructions on the installation and use, refer to the IBM SDK for PowerLinux User's Guide.

Note: The lastest version of the User's Guide refers to IBM SDK for PowerLinux 1.4. Despite that, there is valuable information in it.

If you downloaded the repository initialization RPM, install it by issuing, as root user:

$ rpm -ivh ibm-power-repo-<version>.ppc.rpm

After the installation completes, you can use YUM (RHEL systems) or Zypper/YAST (SLES systems) to download and install the SDK packages:

$ yum install ibm-sdk-lop (RHEL)

or

$ zypper install ibm-sdk-lop (SLES)

If you intend to use the IBM SDK for PowerLinux 1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, you need to manually download and install the specific package. Refer to "Download individual RPMs and IBM SDK".

Outlines the steps for using Linux to burn a DVD-ROM from an ISO image.

Provides current information on the following:

Provides a complete guide for installation and use of the Installation Toolkit, currently available in PDF format.

Burning a DVD from an ISO image

Using Linux

  1. If it is not already installed, install the Linux package "dvd+rw-tools". To determine if the package is installed, enter the following command:
    rpm -qi dvd+rw-tools
  2. Download ISO image for the Installation Toolkit for PowerLinux to your Linux system. You must have a DVD-Recorder drive installed on your system.
  3. Determine the DVD recorder device ID by executing the following command:
    hwinfo -cdrom | grep "Device File"

    In most cases the output of this command is:
    Device File: /dev/sr0 (/dev/hdc)
  4. Insert a high-quality, blank DVD-R disk into the DVD recorder. Do not use DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD-RAM.
  5. Issue the following command:
    /usr/bin/growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc=<file>
    where: <file> is the name of the ISO file.

Notes:

  1. You can use a different method to create a DVD from an ISO image. For example, if you have a PC with software that allows the creation of DVD media from an ISO image, then you can use that software to burn a DVD.
  2. Regardless of the method you use to create a DVD, use high-quality DVD-R media to ensure the best data transfer. Do not use DVD+R, DVD-RM or DVD-RAM media.

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