[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 5 07:51:35 CDT 2001

If it is one of the newer RISC machines, you could try porting NetBSD
though.  Maybe.  I'm under the impression that they newer machines just
use the same chips that the rs/6000 machines do.  

Joshua Boyd

On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Chad A. Chance wrote:

> Don't even bother unless you plan on getting a support contract from IBM.
> Pretty much anything on the inside of one of these is proprietary and don't
> even think you`ll be able to find a copy of OS/400. Every copy of the OS I
> have ever seen is a burned copy from IBM with the serial number of the
> machine and the cutomer number on it as well.
> I believe that they key the OS media to the machine, At a previous employer
> we had 4 400s, we took one of the older boxes out of service and was going
> to use it as a development box only, we tried to install the  newer OS from
> one of the newer boxes, but it would not work, we eventually had to have IBM
> come out and do it for us with a new set of OS media.
> IBM guards their machines and their software very well, once these go out of
> service they turn into scrap metal...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
> Behalf Of Paul Khoury
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 9:21 PM
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> Cc: packrats at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
> Does anyone here know a lot about AS/400's?
> I know someone who has a 3174 for sale, is this worth buying?
> I have a 9402-200 AS/400 that I'd like to get running someday (If I
> can get a copy of the OS).  Also, does anyone know what RAM it uses?
> I just got a PS/2 Model 95 from the same people, I thought I might be able
> to
> use the RAM in the AS/400 also as it appears to be parity or ECC.
> THanks all,
> Paul
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