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Problem of install AFL on HANA ver45

hello everyone,

I'm starting to investigate BFL, I have download the BFL guide from HANA appliance.

According to the guide, the prerequisite of using BFL is install AFL first.

The installation of AFL is included in HANA unified installer.

So I downloaded the "HANA unified installer" , unfortunately, SMP doesn't provide the SP05 unified installer, only SP04 & SP03 unified install available.

never mind, I started to install the AFL with SP04 version and followed the installer guide.

following is what the unified installer guide says:


  1.   Connect to the system with an X server client to enable GUI system access.


2.     Open a root shell and go to the directory where you mounted the SAP HANA DVD, by entering a command like the following:


          cd <HANA_DVD>/DATA_UNITS/HANA_IM_LINUX__X86_64



3.      Call the script in GUI mode to perform the rename:


          ./ --gui


but when i execute ./ --gui , the error shows "Error while checking for existence of HANA system. Please specify the SID of the current HANA installation on the command line."

I have tried a lot to add SID in the command everywhere, but the error still exists.

anybody can help?

PS: only one HANA instance installed on this server.

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