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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 11:55:27 CST 2006

Clemson, Chris wrote:
>>Check out ftp://p390.ibm.com/
> Thanks, I'm leeching this as I'm writing this!
>>>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.
> Ah right, maybe I should just try and fix what's not working atm.
> Well it seems to have booted now, I must have just been impatient, or
> the RAID card is just bitching that it needs a new HD. There's also a
> normal OS/2 error, so I can probably fix that.
> Not sure what I'm going to do with it, although fitting an overdrive to
> it sounds like fun:
> http://ohlandl.ipv7.net/complexes/P90upgrd.html

There's nothing stopping you from even fitting that card to an RS/6000, 
if you want more horsepower.

Peace...  Sridhar

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