The Marist File System(s)
The IBM group in Boeblingen Germany made a
tar backup of a running Linux/390 system to ease
initial installation. Loosely based on Red Hat.
There were two ‘flavors.’ A ‘small’ file system and a
‘large’ file system. Both were RPM-based, but the
RPM database didn’t accurately reflect what was running.
Marist College made these file systems available on their
ftp server by 5 January 2000. These file systems have not
been maintained over time, and so are very much out of
date. Michael Kershaw of Marist College is working
on bringing them up to date. (He and I are also
working on creating a Slackware/390.)
Copyright 2001 by Mark Post