To run anaconda with the graphical user interface, use a workstation that has either an X Window System (X11) server or VNC client installed.
You can use X11 forwarding with an SSH client or X11 directly. If the installer on your workstation fails because the X11 server does not support required X11 extensions you might have to upgrade the X11 server or use VNC.
Table 18.1. Parameters and SSH login types
| Parameter || SSH login || User interface |
| none || SSH without X11 forwarding || VNC or text |
| SSH with or without X11 forwarding || VNC |
| none || SSH with X11 forwarding || X11 |
| SSH without X11 forwarding || X11 |
18.3.1. Installation using X11 forwarding
You can connect a workstation to the Linux installation system on the mainframe and display the graphical installation program using SSH with X11 forwarding.
You require an SSH client that allows X11 forwarding. To open the connection, first start the X server on the workstation. Then connect to the Linux installation system. You can enable X11 forwarding in your SSH client when you connect.
For example, with OpenSSH enter the following in a terminal window on your workstation:
ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org
Replace linuxvm.example.com with the hostname or IP address of the system you are installing. The
-X option (the capital letter
X) enables X11 forwarding.