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by astouffer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

I used to run one of the second gen javastations as a diskless NetBSD client. It booted from a DEC Alpha running NetBSD and remote X worked. I even had Netscape running with the Tru64 compatibility libs.
by astouffer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

It sounds like you're pretty familiar with Z/OS. Have you watched any of the security talks on YouTube? Very eye opening. I'm not that familiar... there's only so much you can do on the emulator. I haven't watched the talks. Is there anything specific you would recommend? But there's this: https://...
by astouffer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

RAID levels 1+0 XD I'd love to play with such machine some day before I die... I spent far more time than reasonable fooling around with Hercules once upon a time. The day I own a majority share of any power company I'm getting one. The previous line (Z890) isn't that all that bad power wise. The s...
by astouffer
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Anyone need a Z10 EC?

Just noticed this on eBay earlier http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Z10-EC-Enterprise-Class-NEW-system-Think-Pad-server-rack-processor-network/112502681842?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 A million dollar mainframe new in the box! At minimum you'll need to supply 9.5KW or wo...
by astouffer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions

Really interesting machines. Hopefully we get more knowledge on them in the hobbyist space. Took me >3 years to get enough parts (once I figure which parts) then get mine up and running. Here's my journey: http://ns4.reboot.net.au/as400/ What kind of PC hardware are you using to connect via twinax?...
by astouffer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions

Here is a collection of installation notes for getting the OS on these beasts. There is a 70 day timeout if you don't have a license. #### AS/400 SCSI DASD format: IBM formats those drives with 520 or 522 bytes per sector, depending on whether or not a RAID-5 controller is in use (the extra 2 bytes ...
by astouffer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: HP B132l drive caddy
Replies: 0
Views: 82

WTB: HP B132l drive caddy

Does anyone have a spare hard drive caddy for the HP B series workstations? The manual doesn't even list a part number for the caddy. Thanks.
by astouffer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

My octane had a similar problem when copying the miniroot over to the swap. It would always fail. I did a format of the hard drive and then it worked fine.
by astouffer
Fri May 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.1.4
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Installing SunOS 4.1.4

Those old Toshiba XM series drives can read CDR discs but not CDRW. The NetBSD diskless HOWTO explains the netboot process http://www.netbsd.org/docs/network/netb ... o.sun.html
by astouffer
Fri May 26, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

Just checked, this is an optical sensor. Simply placing a screwdriver blade in the slit will let the machine power on with the cover removed. Remove the screwdriver, and it will power off immediately. Works with a small sheet of dark paper too. That was it :D It powers up just fine. I might just di...
by astouffer
Fri May 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2434

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Still important - but no change to Shiunbird's howto video - when creating an initrd use the targeted approach instead of generic , as yaboot seems to have a file size limit for the intrd it loads or it does not reserve enough memory for both kernel and initrd: Should have mentioned that yaboot gav...
by astouffer
Mon May 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

That is exactly what I was looking for! Many thanks. I wasn't sure if the missing part was a resistor or a capacitor.
by astouffer
Sat May 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Anyone have HP B132l box?

Does anyone have a B132l or similar series box? If so would they be kind enough to take a picture of the system board near the front audio jacks? I acquired one that suffered some damage and sheered this one part off. It currently does not power up and this may be the cause. Thanks.
by astouffer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Large Scale Systems Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Large Scale Systems Museum

It's open by appointment. Here are some photos from the grand opening in 2015 http://q7.neurotica.com/LSSM/
by astouffer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Large Scale Systems Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Large Scale Systems Museum

Reposting this for a friend. Some SGI exhibits include a Jurassic Classic Crimson and some large Onyx racks. Other systems from DEC, Cray, IBM, HP, and Sun are on display. LSSM has been closed for renovations and expansion for the past several months; we've added nearly a thousand square feet of new...

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