[rescue] Modern AS/400 than runs Linux?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Feb 10 09:11:42 CST 2006

On Friday 10 February 2006 09:47, Zach Lowry wrote:
> After reading the Wikipedia article for the AS/400, I noticed a
> screenshot of it running Debian. This got my gears a turning about
> how awesome it would be to have one of the more modern AS/400s for
> myself to load up OS/400 and Linux to play around with and expand my
> skill set. However, it looks like even the low end models that are
> Linux-capable are quite pricey on eBay. Is there any good market to
> pick these up on the cheap? And, what am I potentially getting myself
> into? Should I just abort now before I am turned into a curmudgeonly
> mainframe guy? :)

Nah, AS/400s are fun.

However, from what I understand, you can only run Linux under an LPAR, and 
still need OS/400 there to manage things, though I might be wrong.

It's a lot easier to find an RS/6000 which will run Linux, and it's basically 
the same hardware once you get Linux on it..

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