[rescue] IBM RS/6000 7011 model 250 - Console

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Sep 25 11:19:17 CDT 2003

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Scott Newell wrote:

> >I wasn't going to tell her that mine never worked either. The serial
> >cable worked fine, and my 6611 (RS6K router) works, but the 7011 would
> >never boot off a floppy. I think that I needed an IBM fdd, though...
> What kind of floppy drive does it need?  I've got some strange IBM 2.8MB
> drives that appear to be PC compatible, but they're not (they didn't
> have a power connector originally, just the ribbon connector).
> 41H8703?

Those IBM 2.88 floppies are for PS/2's.  PS/2's put power on the ribbon.
You can probably build a breakout cable, but I don't know if it would be
worth it.

Peace...  Sridhar

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