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An S/390 or zSeries configuration with a recommended 64MB of
memory (absolute minimum 16MB)
ESA/390 Basic Mode, S/390 LPAR or VM guest
zSeries Basic Mode, zSeries LPAR or z/VM guest for 64 bit
Under VM: a minidisk (recommended 500 Cylinders) or a dedicated
ECKD DASD (3380 or 3390)
For native: ECKD DASD (3380 or 3390), 3390 Model 3
Temporary access to a tape unit for install
A network connection (TCP/IP), to transfer Linux for S/390 to
If you want to use Linux under VM APARs VM62520 and VM62573
should be applied. For VM TCP/IP PQ37002 should be applied.
If you want to use the IEEE hardware FPU, ensure you have APARs
VM62337 and VM62410 installed before bringing up Linux under VM.
Anyone IPL-ing Linux under VM/ESA V2R3.0 will need VM61762, too. It
already exists in the 2.4.0 base.
If you want to use TCP/IP for VM/ESA, it is recommended that
you install APAR PQ34318.
Following MCF is needed to run LCS on Multiprise 3000:
EC Stream F34643 MCL048
For OSA Express under VM, you need APAR VM63034.
For HiperSockets under VM, you need APAR VM62938 and VM63034.