Follow the instructions on installing Hercules on the Hercules Installation and Operation page. Don't worry about the configuration files or creating DASD just yet. We'll do that in a moment.
The build process is performed by a shell script,
This script asks for the path to the OS/360 distribution, creates control
files for Hercules'
dasdload program, then calls it to build
the disk images.
The MFT IPL volume is built with the
dasdload program. Using
sysres.ctl control file, a new disk image file is
created and loaded with files from the OS/360 CD, in a format ready to IPL
under Hercules. Once you've run
makedasd the first time, you
can build this volume manually, by doing:
dasdload -z dasdsetup/sysres.ctl dasd/sysres.150
from the os360mvt directory, which you should have created as a subdirectory of your home directory. This creates and loads the disk image, and makes it almost ready for use.
OS/360 IPL volumes need one additional step. The modules in
SYS1.SVCLIB read each other directly from disk by using their
absolute disk addresses. These must be set up explicitly. Normally, this is
done by a program called
IEHIOSUP, but we can't run it yet
because we don't have a system to run it on. Fortunately, Hercules has an
equivalent program that can be run from the command line.
makedasd will run it for you, or you can do:
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Last updated 29 April 2005