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Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:59 pm
by pentium
I don't know what I'm doing either. ;)

I can boot, I can login and right now because multiple window systems are installed I cannot run X productively.
The network driver is also not deployed as I can't read the instructions and I have yet to compile anything.

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:32 am
by recondas

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:08 pm
by Alver

http://www.google.com/search?q=forum+netiquette+for+newbies

And quite indeed, kudos on the couch. Gives me something to consider if I ever move to a house where I have more than 6 square meters to house my electronical toys in... :D

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:45 pm
by porter
I solved the networking side by getting an AIX 1.3 supported MCA Ethernet card and configuring static IP for it. AIX supports fewer network cards than OS/2.

My 76i has now been redeployed as an OS/2 2.1 box. AIX 1.3 counts as been there, done that, rather like getting SunOS 4 running on a Sun 3/60...

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:16 pm
by wenp
Just some historical comments from Bennett's Inside the IBM RISC System 6000, available at http://tinyurl.com/k7lb5rv

This is IBM's version of UNIX for the PS/2. It is the result of a joint development between the California-based Locus Computing Corp. and IBM. AIX PS/2 was originally based on a highly modified version of UNIX 4.1 BSD.

AIX PS/2 is positioned as an entry level to the IBM AIX family. How well does it live up to this claim? IBM has had only moderate success in marketing AIX PS/2 as the UNIX system of choice for personal computer users. Why? First, AIX PS/2 predominantly runs on IBM PS/2 computers and provides only limited support for IBM compatibles. This is because AIX PS/2 cannot use the IBM Personal Computer BIOS which is written to the requirements of a single-tasking operating system like DOS. Instead, AIX PS/2 addresses the hardware directly, and because other vendors' non-MicroChannel bus-based machines have various hardware differences they will not necessarily work with AIX PS/2. Second, in the personal computer UNIX marketplace there is no de facto agreed standard for binary application compatibility. The marketplace for AIX PS/2 systems therefore is typically a small configuration, multiuser commercial system. For example, a customer may develop a simple character-based application on an IBM RISC System/6000 for its worldwide series of offices. Smaller offices may not justify their own IBM RISC System/6000 so the application could be ported to an IBM PS/2 running AIX PS/2 for these smaller branches.

Ironically, since the cost of the IBM RISC System/6000 is now very low, it can outperform a high-end IBM PS/2 in terms of performance per pound spent, thus making the choice of AIX PS/2 more difficult.

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:46 am
by josehill
This is IBM's version of UNIX for the PS/2.

Centuries ago (1994-1995?), I helped a physician pal of mine figure out what he needed to do to migrate to a new electronic medical record system. I walked into the office, and I saw a bunch of PS/2s. When I booted them, I saw they were running AIX. At the time, I had zero interest in AIX, so the machines went to some office equipment salvage company. Too bad I didn't ask for one; I'm sure the price would've been the calories needed to carry it to my car. It'd be neat to play around with one of them today.

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:24 pm
by ClassicHasClass
I can't imagine it's substantially unlike AIX on RS/6000 and PPC, though.

Admittedly I have plenty of AIX iron around here to play with. :)

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:20 am
by f10d4
Hi there!

AIX/ps2 can be virtualized. In VirtualPC, aaaand... in Bochs:
english summary: https://sites.google.com/site/rhdisk0/unix/aix/aixps2
hungarian original, png screenshots were converted to text: http://www.cs.elte.hu/~vuk/aixps2.html

I didn't mention in the above, but AIX/ps2 in Bochs can be connected to network via slip. Bochs has to be configured with an attached network socket to its serial port, that socket then to be connected to a qemu vm's serial port, which has a zipslack guest for example, and that should be the gateway to the internet. Done.

Will tell you more about limitations, showstoppers, and other related possibilities, if anyone is interested.

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:23 pm
by f10d4
I suggest moving all this here: viewforum.php?f=30

I can help anyone to virtualize aixps2, or install it into a vm - then clone disk image to physical harddisk for real iron!

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:09 pm
by foetz
f10d4 wrote:I suggest moving all this here: viewforum.php?f=30

indeed :-)

Re: AIX 1.3

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 11:19 pm
by rakslice
Judging by https://web.archive.org/web/20050903105 ... d_Software it seems that there was once a prebuilt gcc 2.6.3 for AIX 1.3 hosted on ftp.ps-2.org.
But ps-2.org is lost to the mists of time. Has anyone seen this archived anywhere?