[rescue] Memory for a RS/6K 7044-170?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 13:43:15 CST 2007

Steve Sandau wrote:
>>>> Indeed.  I've got a 7011-250 (66MHz PPC601) with 32MB of RAM, running AIX 
>>>> 5.1 with a tokenring NIC in its single MCA slot, just to act as an FTP 
>>>> server for my S/390 G5 to boot off of.
>>>> It's doing "useful" (though limited) server stuff, on a really slow box, 
>>>> with barely enough memory to install AIX 5.1. :)
>>> I was just recently able to get my 7011/250 running with AIX 4.3.3 using 
>>> 64M of RAM. That appears to be enough to do some fiddling, but I am not 
>>> running a GUI at all. I imagine that would make 64M less than ideal.
>> It's not as bad as you would think.  AIX 5.1 + CDE swaps a bit, so is 
>> therefore slow, but is fully functional.
> Do I have to use smit to change the console to keyboard/mouse/monitor in 
> order to get the output to go there instead of the serial port?

If the AIX installation is currently set up to send console to serial, 
smit is the easiest way to change it back.

Peace...  Sridhar

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