[rescue] Resurrecting an IBM RS/6000 model 590

Mauricio supremedalek at hotpop.com
Sun Feb 8 17:31:53 CST 2004

At 15:57 -0600 2/8/04, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, Mauricio wrote:
>>	Beleive or not, I do have the key.  It is still in its
>>  keyring with a copy key and a little metal tag. =)
>Excellent!  That makes the machine much more useful than a really
>effective doorstop. :)

	Great!  How useful is it?  Where does it shine at?  If you 
want to compare with something I know, I have a SS20, a SS1+, two 
SS2s, a DEC 5000/25, and a Sony NEWS 3710.

>  > >You have to have the system in "service" mode to install an OS, and you
>>  >have to have the system in "normal" to autoboot into multiuser.
>>	Thanks!  Now, would single-user mode allow me to change root password?
>In AIX 5.1, you're prompted for the root password, but that machine is
>probably running 4.x.  I don't remember if 4.x will let you change
>root's password just by having the key.

	Which reminds me:  what is the latest OS it would handle?

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