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Installing IBM iSeries Access for Linux in Ubuntu


There are some application that you can used for emulate iSeries from your ubuntu machine. You can easily just using telnet from your terminal or use tn5250.

Actually beside for Windows, IBM also release iSeries Access for linux, though not as complete as the windows version, where they also include iSeries Navigator.

After some trial to install iSeries Access for Linux in Ubuntu, here some steps that I can share for you which I already proven that these steps is working,:D


Make an ubuntu live usb flash disk


To begin the process make sure you have these following items:

1. a usb flashdisk with at least capacity of 750 MB, i recommend 1 GB of capacity

2. a cd of Ubuntu (i recommended you to use version 7.04 or upper) or its iso files

3. syslinux

is a boot loader that operates off a Microsoft FAT filesystem (because most but not all usb flashdisk come with FAT filesystem). I recommended to use the later version (3.35 upper), because that will make our works more simple. You can grabbed it from here . Extract the archive (whatever kind of archive file that you choose to download). The executable will be in \win32\syslinux.exe.

If you use Ubuntu Linux, you can install it with

sudo apt-get install syslinux mtools

If you already have above items, then let’s the thing get started


How to type Arabic in Ubuntu 8.04


The first step that if you want to type Arabic in Ubuntu is you must have SCIM in your Ubuntu machine.
Scim by default is supported by Ubuntu, so after you installed your Ubuntu in your machine you’ll get Scim already installed. The next thing is you have to install the input languange.

1. To install it you can do the following things (i grabbed this from ichsan’s blog):

Install language for Japanese, Korean, Arabic and others.

apt-get install scim-anthy, scim-hangul, scim-tables-additional

2. Create an 644 permission file: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/75custom-scim_init which contains


3. Run scim -d

4. Logout

5. Restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

Actually you just need scim-tables-additional if you want to type in arabic, but it is fine in case in the future you want to type japanese or korean character.