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alternative to "LODRUN" for starting Prepare

Hi Guys,

We are planning to do an upgrade from Bw3.1 C to BI-NW04s SR2. We downloaded the latest upgrade guides. The upgrade guide states that to start the prepare for the first time, you have to run the following command from the DVD-LODRUN DEV(*OPT) DIR('UMN_OS400_PPC64/UPGRADE'). We were wondering, if there is an alternative to this command since our server is in a remote location. To run this command, we would first have to send the DVD to the remote center.

Can't we copy the upgrade master DVD to the IFS using our mapped drives and then do something about it, I mean using a alternative command to LODRUN. I think what this command is doing is creating the upgrade directory and loading the SAPup library. Is there something for it?



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    Dec 15, 2006 at 06:59 PM

    Hi Abhi,

    If you can convert the DVD into bin format, would you consider using image catalog and virtual OPT device?

    You can create image catalog for PTF CD-ROMs as below.

    (i5/OS and related software->Maintain and manage i5/OS and related

    software->Use software fixes->Install fixes->Step 3:Choose your fix

    installation scenario->Install fixes from an image catalog).

    With same method, you should be able to to create an image catalog for the SAP upgrade master DVD, load it to a virtual OPT device, then LODRUN againt that virtual OPT.

    Good luck,


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    Dec 18, 2006 at 12:27 PM

    Hi Abhi,

    you can also copy the UM-DVD (or required part of it) to IFS and start PREPARE like stated in Note 661569:




    When you call the program LODINST, make sure that the parameter is filled with enough spaces (>100).

    Instead of <cdroot> you can use your IFS-Path.



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      Hi Abhi,

      Thanks for reply!!

      Not sure what was the exact problem but i guess its issue with spaces... it went thru successfully after entering parameter with spaces more than 100.