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got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Mon May 05, 2008 7:43 am

An upgraded Apple Network Server 500. :D Can't wait to see what software I can build on AIX 4.1.4.
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby pentium » Mon May 05, 2008 11:11 am

Dang. Where did you get hold of one of those little gems?
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby porter » Mon May 05, 2008 11:25 am

ChristTrekker wrote:Can't wait to see what software I can build on AIX 4.1.4.


Getting gcc going would be a start. :)
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby SAQ » Mon May 05, 2008 4:44 pm

Make sure you have install media or a bootable disk backup - the ANSes used a custom version of AIX 4.1.x and the IBM disks don't have the right drivers.
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby Sol » Mon May 05, 2008 8:13 pm

Nice. Any details on the hardware? Do you have anything to hook to it with Appletalk, etc.?

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby josehill » Tue May 06, 2008 4:42 am

Some useful stuff at http://www.shiner.info/

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Tue May 06, 2008 9:29 am

pentium wrote:Dang. Where did you get hold of one of those little gems?

A local guy, actually! Most anything interesting in concentrated on the coasts (along with all the people) so it is quite a find to get something like this in the Midwest. He said a client bought it for his company back in the day, then the client went under and didn't want it back, and years later his company didn't want it either and let him take it. He didn't have time to tinker, so now it's mine.
SAQ wrote:Make sure you have install media or a bootable disk backup - the ANSes used a custom version of AIX 4.1.x and the IBM disks don't have the right drivers.

Includes 3 original boxes of stuff, including the OS disk.
Sol wrote:Nice. Any details on the hardware? Do you have anything to hook to it with Appletalk, etc.?

A little bit at 68kMLA.
josehill wrote:Some useful stuff at http://www.shiner.info/

I knew about that site, but never thought I'd be making use of it myself.
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby Gray Fox » Tue May 06, 2008 12:19 pm

ChristTrekker wrote:A local guy, actually! Most anything interesting in concentrated on the coasts (along with all the people) so it is quite a find to get something like this in the Midwest.


It is. Only time I can find any non pc or mac hardware is outside of Nebraska. But I got a Sun and a SGI Indy off a trade from a computer store. But the systems where not complete.

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Tue May 06, 2008 1:12 pm

Gray Fox wrote:It is. Only time I can find any non pc or mac hardware is outside of Nebraska. But I got a Sun and a SGI Indy off a trade from a computer store. But the systems where not complete.

It pays to be part of a user group. I got my (free) SGI from a guy in my MN group, and my (free) Sun from a guy in my NE group. You just have to be quick to speak up when offered, and hope they'll hold them long enough for you to make the trip to wherever they are.
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby Gray Fox » Tue May 06, 2008 3:40 pm

ChristTrekker wrote:
Gray Fox wrote:It is. Only time I can find any non pc or mac hardware is outside of Nebraska. But I got a Sun and a SGI Indy off a trade from a computer store. But the systems where not complete.

It pays to be part of a user group. I got my (free) SGI from a guy in my MN group, and my (free) Sun from a guy in my NE group. You just have to be quick to speak up when offered, and hope they'll hold them long enough for you to make the trip to wherever they are.



Thanks the thin. Im in no usergroups. Besides Nekochan. Got some I can join?

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby pentium » Tue May 06, 2008 4:19 pm

You have a really, really nice ANS system.

I shotgun first dibs when you sell it. :mrgreen:
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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby hamei » Tue May 06, 2008 8:55 pm

ChristTrekker wrote: Most anything interesting in concentrated on the coasts (along with all the people) so it is quite a find to get something like this in the Midwest.

hey guys ? quitcher bitchin' ! You could be living in a true Cultural Wasteland ! :P

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby recondas » Thu May 15, 2008 12:51 pm

Dang. Where did you get hold of one of those little gems?
If it's still there, someone in Detroit has an Apple Network Server listed on Craig's List <along with a VAX, a DEC box and a list of SGI/Sun stuff>. Sounds like they'd be pretty reasonably priced:
No reasonable offer rejected. By reasonable, I am just looking for enough to justify my helping you haul it from my basement. All are functional, some are complete with OS.

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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby pentium » Fri May 16, 2008 12:27 am

recondas wrote:
Dang. Where did you get hold of one of those little gems?
If it's still there, someone in Detroit has an Apple Network Server listed on Craig's List <along with a VAX, a DEC box and a list of SGI/Sun stuff>. Sounds like they'd be pretty reasonably priced:
No reasonable offer rejected. By reasonable, I am just looking for enough to justify my helping you haul it from my basement. All are functional, some are complete with OS.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/sys/679588891.html


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Re: got myself a genuine AIX box!

Unread postby khalidschofield » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:43 am

I've an RS/6000 desktop server too which I'd part with.
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