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Running GNU/Linux Debian s390 under a i386

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Using the hercules emulator it is possible to have your system emulate an IBM mainframe! Here we'll give a brief overview of using the emulator to install a pre-made image of Woody, giving you a Debian GNU/Linux S390 system.

Installing the emulator with a fresh installation of Sarge is as simple as:

aptitude install hercules
mkdir /etc/hercules
cd /etc/hercules

wget http://people.debian.org/~mdz/hercules/Debian-3.0r1.3390
wget http://people.debian.org/~mdz/hercules/hercules.cnf

Now edit the file /etc/hercules/hercules.cnf and comment out the following line :

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