[rescue] Hobby AIX/UNIX on POWER - Re: FREE: IBM 9111-285 POWER5+ in Raleigh, NC

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue May 14 09:32:03 CDT 2013

On 14/05/13 6:40 AM, Steve Sandau wrote:
>> I am also interested in this question. I'd like to get a little
>> experience
>> in AIX as well.
>>>> I have an IBM 9111-285 POWER5+ located in Raleigh, NC. It is,
>>>> unfortunately, not in a bootable state -- I think the power supply is
>>>> bad, though I have very little to go on and it's a difficult machine
>>>> to diagnose.
>>> Speaking of systems like this - what's the smallest semi-modern POWER
>>> system I can get nowdays if I want to play with AIX?
> I have no idea if it counts as semi-modern, but when I wanted to cut my
> AIX teeth, I found a pizza-box sized 7011 and a copy of AIX 4.3.3. It's
> been several years since I fired it up, but I could certainly do so if
> you are curious about any specific aspect of it.

Yes, that's a really nice little system to hack on; I did the same. The 
console admin tools (smit, etc) are "different" if you're used to Linux, 
but nicely done.


> Steve
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