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by astouffer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 592

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: 410

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: 271

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: 2077

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: 271

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: 271

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: 468

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: 468

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...
by astouffer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: YUM for AIX
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: YUM for AIX

Finally. With rpm I had conflicts where X needed Y, so you try and install Y and it says it needs X... So the hell with it, force everything. You should have seen me trying to install ffmpeg. Nothing seems to compile cleanly with gcc either.
by astouffer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: the IBM AS/400 machine-interface (MI)
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: the IBM AS/400 machine-interface (MI)

There is a really good book that explains everything called "Inside The AS/400". I've been meaning to pick up a copy. When you see what IBM moved into silicon you'll wonder why we still use the architecture we do.
by astouffer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: New Octane, odd issues
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: New Octane, odd issues

Today I took everything apart to do a thorough cleaning (lots of dust) and found the cause :D If you do an ARIN lookup on that IP address from my hinv, it belongs to the Department Of Defense :lol: Guess they were worried about secrets being stolen in the chip. Oh maybe the "number in a can&quo...
by astouffer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: New Octane, odd issues
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: New Octane, odd issues

Your NIC is bad. You'll need a new number-in-a-can or a frontplane. As for the irix problem with the wrong graphics board, you'll need to reinstall the graphics subsystem. Wow that was a fast reply :D Just had a thought here. I have a spare O2 riser card with the TO-92 style chip. It would be an in...
by astouffer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: New Octane, odd issues
Replies: 6
Views: 299

New Octane, odd issues

Hello all, I just scored an Octane from eBay. Its a dual 300Mhz and didn't come with any ram so I moved the simms over from my dead Octane and it's alive! I was able to boot with a serial console and clear the prom password. So far so good. When booting with a serial console I'm getting this error n...
by astouffer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2077

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Raion-Fox wrote:Try NetBSD?


I'll see if the powerpc port boots but it looks to be more focused on Mac and Mac clone hardware. I'd love to run *BSD.
by astouffer
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2077

Re: openSUSE much better

Hey all, just a quick note. I have to retract my statement about Linux support now. I tried openSUSE and it installed without a hitch and gave me a working system (with an up to date kernel 4.10.1). Don't waste your time with Debian, its installer is buggy and you have to play games trying to get so...

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