i5 Installation Power5 (ppc)

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You have an i5 machine and following the installation instructions, Chapter 2.4 "Preparing an Installation on IBM iSeries Models" page 28ff from the preparation.pdf the kernel fails to boot. Immediately after the SMS menu you get something like:
DEFAULT CATCH!, exception-handler=f


The Installation instructions in this Chapter assume that you install on an non-i5 machine, probably an older iSeries. So the NWSD points to the wrong kernel, your IPL Stream file reads something like:


while the machine needs the kernel every p5 or openpower uses, so it should read instead


also the Online at IPL = *NO does not apply, it should be

Online at IPL = *YES


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  • Document ID:3982682
  • Creation Date: 08-Feb-2007
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
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