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by astouffer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Shiunbird, you were totally right about the installer being confused. I removed all the drives except for one and it installed cleanly, just like in the VM. Many thanks.
by astouffer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

I run Debian on my Power5. It was a pain to get it booting however. After months trying to sort things out, I found out that the installer was reading the wrong devalias from the OpenFirmware (or the OpenFirmware was sending it wrong to the installer). This at the time of configuring the boot loade...
by astouffer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Just a quick note for anyone else with this hardware, Debian 7 ppc installs fine.
by astouffer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

You drop the VIOS DVD in and follow the menus. It's an embedded version of AIX 6.1 for the latest version, and the installer will seem familiar to anyone that's installed AIX. On smaller machines you can use an IVM for all the management, no need for an HMC. You will be able to run at least 2 more ...
by astouffer
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Powering SCSI media device on Power5
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Powering SCSI media device on Power5

An old ATX power supply should have both these connectors. Fire up the soldering iron :)
by astouffer
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Powering SCSI media device on Power5
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Powering SCSI media device on Power5

Can you get at this assembly while its installed? I would just measure the voltages in circuit. Two of those pins are likely connected together as ground so go from there. The drive has the normal PC style power connector so we know its pinout.
by astouffer
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Cray XT4
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Cray XT4

Full of lame PC hardware. You could probably get similar performance today with some 10 core Xeons and cheap Infiniband interconnects. Larger fans tend to be more quiet because they can spin slower and move lots of air. Instead of a high pitched whine you get a pleasant rumble.
by astouffer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Xlc compiler demo install
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Xlc compiler demo install

Just wanted to say I installed the bos.adt package from disk 1 and xlc installed just fine. Thanks everyone.
by astouffer
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Xlc compiler demo install
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Xlc compiler demo install

I'm trying to install the xlc 13.1.3 compiler demo on my AIX 7.1 box but its failing over a pre requisite package. MISSING REQUISITES: The following filesets are required by one or more of the selected filesets listed above. They are not currently installed and could not be found on the installation...
by astouffer
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 33
Views: 1368

Re: Games on AIX

20fps on a POWER5?? Something's really wrong. My Quad G5 in software mode runs Quake at a ripping pace, so CPU rendering should not be the limiting factor. What does xdpyinfo say? Is the MIT-SHM extension installed? Is this xquake or quake.sw? Was Quake ever fast on non x86 boxes? Even on my 300Mhz...
by astouffer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

foetz wrote:with the serious disadvantage tho that they're practically one big trojan.


What is your reasoning for calling them a trojan? I take it that you don't use a single Google service and only conduct searches on duckduckgo using a PC with Libreboot and running TAILS from a read only USB drive.
by astouffer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

I then googled best Linux Distribution for old people, and found an interesting article from someone who had tested it with their family. The recommendation LINUX MINT. http://takacsmark.com/the-top-5-linux-systems-for-elderly-people/ So, I have built a new PC and installed MINT on it, and currentl...
by astouffer
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Fuel: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware

MrWeedster wrote:fyi: My ds1780 on the cpu is toast. With the cpu from the working fuel i have other errors, psu related (pimm 1,5v is 0,028V, resulting in not powering-up), Although the psu works in the good fuel.


Sounds like the voltage regulator on the motherboard is bad.
by astouffer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 29
Views: 1186

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Ubuntu 16.04 worked as easy as x86 on my P6 p520, granted I am booting under VIOS which may make things easier. I am working to fix FreeBSD ppc64 right now for VIOS and eventually PAPR as a hobby project. I'm using some spare work hours to bring FreeBSD to P8 PowerNV as it may be commercially relev...
by astouffer
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: building current CDE on Alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: building current CDE on Alpha

Have you thought about trying NetBSD? I used to run X and even some Tru64 programs like Netscape. OpenBSD on Alpha always seemed to freeze up after a day or so.

If you're feeling adventurous you could always give OpenVMS a try.

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