[rescue] Picked up an IBM / Tadpole RS6000/N40, xinit hangs system.

Andy Wallis rawallis at panix.com
Mon Sep 8 22:41:22 CDT 2014

Another option is to generate the set of bootable BOS diskettes and then see
if the CD-ROM can be installed from that. AIX requires the 512 byte block
CD-ROM drives just like Solaris. You can also check to see if your SCSI CD-ROM
is set for 512 byte blocks.


> On Sep 8, 2014, at 10:10 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yep, no dice :[ But cd0 passes diagnostics... This IBM stuff is kinda
> painful, huh?
> Maybe the image of the N40 CD that I have isn't bootable / lacks a
> bootblock... It appears to have all the correct files in it though.

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