Linux in a logical partition
Install, configure, manage, troubleshoot, and run the Linux® operating system in a logical partition on a model 8xx or model 270 System i™ platform.
IBM® and a variety of Linux distributors have partnered to integrate the Linux operating system with the reliability of the iSeries™ server. Linux brings a new generation of Web based applications to the iSeries. IBM has modified the Linux PowerPC® kernel to run on previous iSeries servers and in a logical partition hosted by either AIX® or i5/OS® and contributed the kernel back to the Linux community.
For information about partitioning for Linux on model 5xx systems, see Partitioning for Linux with an HMC in the IBM Systems Hardware Information Center.
- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights changes to Linux in a logical partition for V5R4.
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- Plan to run Linux in a logical partition
Before you configure your iSeries server for Linux, you need to carefully plan and evaluate your software and hardware resources.
- Create a logical partition to run Linux
Learn the necessary steps for installing Linux on the iSeries.
- Managing Linux in a logical partition
This topic contains information about managing a partition running Linux.
- Troubleshoot Linux running in a logical partition
Use this topic to understand how to analyze and resolve errors specific to Linux running on the iSeries server in a logical partition.
- Related information for Linux in a logical partition
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