[rescue] AIX Newbie

Steve Sandau ssandau at bath.tmac.com
Fri Mar 8 07:14:35 CST 2002

> Well, I finally got my first RS/6000 (a headless 7011/250 pizza box from a
> list-member).  And, thanks to another list-member, I have AIX.  I'm
> happy.  I'm also very clueless.
> There seems to be no 7011 documentation on ibm.com, which sucks, and I
> can't seem to get a serial connection between my PC and it--I'm assuming
> 9600,8,N,1 with a null-modem cable.  I've tried a cross-over cable (just
> the data leads) as well.  I'm assuming that S1 is the console port.  I've
> tried software, hardware, and no flow control.

I had to make a special crossover for an RS6K/7011 and 6011:
crossover 2&3
crossover 4&5
6&8 on one end go to 20 on the other
7 goes to 7
23 goes to 23

I don't remember whether I had to remove the framebuffer to get it to
talk to the serial port or not...

Steve Sandau
ssandau at bath.tmac.com

More information about the rescue mailing list