[SunRescue] IBM 7011 Powerstation 220

John F. Davis davis at skink.net
Mon May 8 10:05:45 CDT 2000

On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 09:34:27AM -0500, Hatle, Steven J. wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I picked up the above workstation (along with an HP 300, another IBM Power
> series box and 4 Tandy Model 100's) in a dumpster dive at the local Nat.
> Weather service office. It's the first one of these I've run across.

I think I have that same model.  I paid $40 for mine.  I was disappointed
to find out that Linux for the PPC doesn't work on mine.  If you have
an AIX boot image, I would like to play with it.

For what's worth, I used a sun monitor to watch it boot.


>  I've done some Usenet searching, but my findings have been inconclusive.  .
> . does this use PS/2 keyboards and mice, or do I need some IBM specific
> thing?
> Also, the MicroChannel video card in the thing has 3 outputs- RGB with no
> separate sync. I have an IBM monitor that came with my RT/11 that has RGB
> inputs (model 5081, if I remember) but firing up the 220 produces only 1-2
> flashes on the screen- otherwise it stays black. What type of monitor can I
> use?
> The machine appears to run, FWIW, and I'll probably put together a cable for
> a serial console and go from there, but pointers to the above and perhaps a
> source for the proper AIX would be appreciated. I do have the key.
> Thanks!
> Steve
> ----------------------------------------------
> Steve Hatle
> shatle at vue.com
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