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

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 00:36:37 CDT 2014

Hmm... Looks like bosboot can output a net-bootable image. I wonder if
that's a good way to go. I'll give it a shot later in the week...

I figured the block size might be an issue so I tried a drive jumpered
both ways to no avail. AIX can see the drive once it's up though, and
read the disk.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 8:41 PM, Andy Wallis <rawallis at panix.com> wrote:
> 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.
> http://ps-2.kev009.com/AIX-support-faxes/bosboot.diskettes.krn.txt
>> 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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