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by astouffer
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: System failed pre-power check (Fuel)
Replies: 3
Views: 324

System failed pre-power check (Fuel)

I'm having problems with a Fuel that won't boot. When issuing the power up command in the l1 monitor it gives the error "System failed pre-power check". Any ideas how to proceed? The environment monitors were all disabled so I re-enabled them and reset the l1 but it still gives this error....
by astouffer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux on POWER5
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Linux on POWER5

Well I picked up a POWER5 box from eBay recently, its a 9111-520 (dual 1.5Ghz and 4Gb ram). It's pretty quiet and runs AIX 7.1 great so I decided to see how Linux support was... It's terrible. Every distro either fails to boot or boots into an unusable state. Redhat Enterprise 6.8 was the only one t...
by astouffer
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: PCI 5250 card software
Replies: 3
Views: 634

PCI 5250 card software

I found a surplus seller who sells 5250 PCI cards for $10. They have the 15 pin connector on them so you can connect up a twinax splitter and run a software terminal. I have located drivers that appear to work in Windows 7 (32 bit). Now the next piece of the puzzle. Does anyone have a copy of the IB...
by astouffer
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: PS/2 to USB converter
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: PS/2 to USB converter

Thanks for the tips everyone. Building an Arduino based adapter would be satisfying but you can't beat the convenience of ready made :) For the record I'm planning on using a Sun type 5C keyboard from a javastation on my main PC.
by astouffer
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: PS/2 to USB converter
Replies: 8
Views: 534

PS/2 to USB converter

Can anyone recommend a converter that will let me use an old PS/2 style keyboard on modern hardware? There are a bunch of cheap devices out there but the reviews are mixed. Thanks.
by astouffer
Wed May 11, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS400 E series 170
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: IBM AS400 E series 170

This would not have been my plan of actions. Maybe though the disks are in the incorrect positions? Where the disks mounted RO ? I wonder if they were indeed written to? AS/400 formats the drives in really odd sector sizes of 520 bytes or even 528 bytes. The drives also have unique firmware with ex...
by astouffer
Tue May 10, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS400 E series 170
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: IBM AS400 E series 170

uunix wrote:qsecofr
qsecofr


Isn't one supposed to be all uppercase?
by astouffer
Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Two AS/400's (720's)
Replies: 17
Views: 1660

Re: Two AS/400's (720's)

Nice find! I'm currently in the process of getting my own 9406-270 up and running. Have you read about the AS/400 architecture at all?
by astouffer
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Large Scale Systems Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Large Scale Systems Museum

Posting this for a friend of mine. Stop on by if you want to check out some "big iron". Most of you have heard of the Large Scale Systems Museum, a public museum in the Pittsburgh area that is focused on minicomputers, mainframes, and supercomputers. LSSM opened its doors to the public for...
by astouffer
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Indy R5000 for sale - a steal at $1,100!
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Indy R5000 for sale - a steal at $1,100!

I like to offer insulting prices to people like that, say $19.99.
by astouffer
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: $35 BIN Tezro in Nashua, New Hampshire
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: $35 BIN Tezro in Nashua, New Hampshire

The inflated shipping charges are to get around eBay fees. For $350 it better be delivered by limousine.
by astouffer
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx4 G-Brick teardown
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Onyx4 G-Brick teardown

Any good docs on how these later systems piece together? What else would be needed to make a complete system from this? I always see people talking about bricks or talking to the L1 or L2 port.
by astouffer
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 serial port output
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Octane2 serial port output

Remove the front cover and look at the bottom right. There should be a group of small greed LEDs. Which ones are lit? I have an Octane that died and no longer outputs anything.
by astouffer
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy with SCSI2SD setup?
Replies: 25
Views: 2290

Re: Indy with SCSI2SD setup?

Any difference in speed when using this compared to an "old fashioned" drive?

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