Running GNU/Linux Debian s390 under a i386
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
Now edit the file /etc/hercules/hercules.cnf and comment out the following line :