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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 11:15:47 CST 2006

Clemson, Chris wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We have one of these beasts sitting around doing nothing at the moment,
> and it would be nice to get it up and running.
> It haa a raid disk failure, which is not a good start, but it would be
> nice to do some general diagnostics, for which we need a reference
> diskette.
> There doesn't seem to be much in the way of technical documentation or
> software for this system on IBM's website.
> I've found a handy page here:
> http://www.tavi.co.uk/ps2pages/ohland/server500.html, but all the links
> to stuff on ibm's site fail :(
> 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!).

If you have the mainframe OS installable images, it shouldn't be a problem.

Peace...  Sridhar

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