[rescue] IBM RS/6000 3CT
mike at enoch.org
Sat Nov 9 01:06:43 CST 2002
vance at neurotica.com [vance at neurotica.com] wrote:
> Ping me tomorrow. I'll get you the resolution and sync information for
> that framebuffer.
It's a little past tomorrow. Oops. Had a vacation in there.
> There is one problem, however. AIX < 4 will not support a PS/2 keyboard.
> AIX >= 4 has no problem with a PS/2 keyboard.
Dang. The system reports AIX Version 3.
> > Thanks! I'm sure I'll have more questions.
> I can't wait!
I finnally had a chance to fire the thing up, so here come the
I pulled the frame buffer and plugged in a null modem cable to port S1
and booted. There's nothing on the terminal for quite a while, and then
is suddenly pops up with 'Saving Base Customize Data to boot disk', and
then it looks to go through the boot process, and I get a login prompt:
AIX Version 3
(C) Copyrights by IBM and by others 1982, 1993.
Hmm, great, I have no clue what the password is for this thing. I try a
few, nothing. After some poking around to find some information on
reseting root's password and/or getting single-use mode up, I power
down, set the key to the little wrench icon, and then reboot. Expecting
this to get me into single-user mode seemed to be a bit much. Well, it
did something. It ignored my silly little single-user request, as near
as I can tell. It goes through the numbers on the black led panel and
eventually, I get text in my terminal window:
Saving Base Customize Data to boot disk
Starting the sync daemon
/etc/lpp/diagnostics/bin/diagpt: 3786 Killed
/etc/lpp/diagnostics/bin/diagipl: /bin/tty: not found
/etc/lpp/diagnostics/bin/diagipl: 3789 Killed
Sat Nov 9 01:30:14 EST 2002
Wait for '....Halt completed....' before halting.
And then it proceeds to do a normal shutdown (I think).
So, my first question (this go around) is wondering if there is the
equvalent of a BIOS on the box. I'd also like to know how to get more
output to the serial (as I don't seem to get any low-level-info before
the OS is well into booting)? And, how do I change root's password (if
it matters, I do not have install
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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