[rescue] Newbie question about IBM P5s (AIX)

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu May 31 09:39:54 CDT 2007

On Thursday 31 May 2007 06:05, Clemson, Chris wrote:
> > On non-IBM terminals (including your HyperTerminal session), the
> > function-keys don't work, so it uses ESC-# instead.  So when you're
> > hitting ESC-0, you're sending F10, which is IBMese for "exit".  Try
> > ESC-4, which is F4 which is IBMese for "select from list".

Err, I think you mean "Enter", to "enter the changed values", which is 
what the poster was asking about.

> Thanks for the reply. What would be the preferable emulation to use?
> there's about a screenfull of choices when it boots.
> > The p510 is a pretty nice box.
> Yes, once you figure out the cryptic boot codes on the integral lcd
> screen!

That's easy, they're listed in the IBM Multibus RS/6000 diagnostics 
manual (#380509), and the service manual for the particular machine 
you're using (for codes that are of the form Exxxx).

It should be easy to find either from IBM's pSeries hardware 
documentation library...

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