[rescue] Any IBM PC Server 500 System/390 users/gurus out there?

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Feb 14 09:02:17 CST 2006

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Clemson, Chris wrote:

> There doesn't seem to be much in the way of technical documentation or
> software for this system on IBM's website.

Check out ftp://p390.ibm.com/

> Depending on the state of the machine, it might be nice to reinstall
> everything from scratch (and it would be handy from a learning point
> of view), for which CDs would be needed (somewhere it mentioned they
> were encrypted which doesn't sound good!).

Yeah, not being able to get ahold of the software could be something of
a problem.  You also need a LIC (Licensed Internal Code) diskette for
loading and activating the microcode on the p390 processor.

Jonathan Patschke    )   "A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
Elgin, TX           (      --Thomas Dolby, "Valley of the Mind's Eye"

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