YES- it runs just fine. I happened to be moving HERC to a
new and faster and larger system. The system is a Pentium 4
Hyperthread processor (3.4GHz) with 2GB RAM. I created a separate
H-Drive of about 100GBs for all of HERC and the Operating Systems DASD
plus my own zSetup for running (the setup is from a previous Share
Presentation that I did a few years back. Maybe time to zUpdate it or
hercUpdate it). My HERC Drive is H. Here are the steps I used:
- create a Cygwin directory on H:
- go to www.Cygwin.com and select the Install Icon to install the
most current release. I had a lot of problems with this. I
finally used an HTTP server (mirror.xmission.com) and
the RE-INSATALL option under the Category Tab. I also put
the HERC system in the DMZ of my Router (but I'm not sure this
really helped). Follow the HERC directions to add the correct
directories to the Pathing. For WinXP, righ-clice on My
Computer, Select Properties, Select Advanced Tab, Select
EnvironmENTAL Variable Radio Button, Highlight Path in lower
frame and click EDIT. For my system I added:
- I use the HERC GUI. Navigate to the website and down load the
current version. I install it in its own directory
- go to the appropriate HERC sites and get FISH Pack, TUN/TAP, and
PCAP (current version is 3.0; but I actually used the beta
version available at the PCAP web site). I install all of these
- go to the HERC Snapshot website and download the current version.
I use the snapshot for a 2way processor using Fish Threads on
a P4. Install into H:\Cygwin
- reboot your system
- you should now be able to bring up HERC with the Herc-GUI. You
will have to update the locations where your files are. In
select FILE, then select Preferences
- un-zip your OS DASD volumes
- I use the utilities to compress these files into HERC format
compressed files using the DASDCOPY function. This positions
you to then create shadow files (if you want to).
- update the HERC config file. I put mine in H:\Herc-Config
- perform a Power On, answering all the startup questions.
- IPL your system. You will probably need to perform a Cold Start
the first time.
If you have more questions, feel free to email me off-list, and I'll try to
For anyone wondering about licensing, I will not discus my "arrangements".
So please do not burden the list with how questions and statements.
From: moti cb [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 SYSN 4:22 AM
Subject: RE: [hercules-390] install Z-os under Hercules
it took me alot of time to have licence to install it, but know i don't how
to do it can u help?
Volker Bandke <vbandke-YBl2UDX+LVZWk0Htik3Jfirstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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I have a licence to run z/OS on my Flex-ES system, but explicitly
_NO_ licence to run it under Hercules. This has been given to me in
every so clear words. Now, of course, seeing your post, I wonder:
what kind of incantations, black or white magic, or other actions did
you have to go through to get a licence to run ADCD system under
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than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. -- Richard
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From: nisko55 [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 8:44 AM
Subject: [hercules-390] install Z-os under Hercules
did anyone succeed to install Z-os (V5) under hercules
if so, can U sned me the config file/instruction how to do it.
i have the CD's of Z-os (and of course the license to install it)
but i didn't succeed doing it.
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