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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby pipeline » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:15 pm

dragon_cb_cz wrote:All of them have SCSI controllers and SuperVGA MCA cards, some of them have TokenRing cards, I even got one Ethernet card with them and four others are on their way (hopefully). What surprised me, they're not as noisy as I imagined them - in fact, they're more silent than my Model 65SX. I don't have much time to play with them right now (exam period at school), but I'll keep you informed how it goes. I really look forward to running AIX on these!


Sounds like you found the motherlode.

Look at your ethernet and TR cards very carefully. 100 mbit cards are fairly uncommon, and they can go for quite a lot of money on e-bay. (Conversely, 10 and 4/16 cards aren't worth a bent nickel.)

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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby dragon_cb_cz » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:39 am

pipeline wrote:Sounds like you found the motherlode.

Look at your ethernet and TR cards very carefully. 100 mbit cards are fairly uncommon, and they can go for quite a lot of money on e-bay. (Conversely, 10 and 4/16 cards aren't worth a bent nickel.)


I haven't checked very carefully, but I'm pretty sure none of them is 100mbit - the ethernet card is 10mbit for sure (it's 10base2, not 10baseT) and I don't think there were any 100mbit TR cards widely available? I'm OK with 10mbit ethernet for now, I don't plan any serious use of AIX, I'm "just curious" :)

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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby porter » Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm

Does any one know where I can get a reference diskette image for an SMC 8013EP/A ethernet adapter?
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby porter » Wed May 21, 2008 2:57 am

Finally my SMC 8013EP/A arrived.

Used the file @61C8.ADF thrown onto my reference disk to reconfigure the box.

Boot into AIXPS2 then

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cd /usr/nifl/wd
make install


add the line

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ifconfig wd0 <address> netmask <mask>


to /etc/rc.tcpip and reboot.

Bingo!

I still have the spurious interrupts but my cunning plan is to add another IDE....

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$ ./config.guess
i386-ibm-aix
$ uname -a
AIX aixps2 1 3.0 i386
$
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby porter » Fri May 23, 2008 7:03 pm

Wow, never seen this before....
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby zizban » Fri May 23, 2008 7:26 pm

Heh. AIXWindows. I have never seen a screenshot of that. One of the parents of CDE.

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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby Dr. Dave » Fri May 23, 2008 8:09 pm

pipeline wrote:
dragon_cb_cz wrote:All of them have SCSI controllers and SuperVGA MCA cards, some of them have TokenRing cards, I even got one Ethernet card with them and four others are on their way (hopefully). What surprised me, they're not as noisy as I imagined them - in fact, they're more silent than my Model 65SX. I don't have much time to play with them right now (exam period at school), but I'll keep you informed how it goes. I really look forward to running AIX on these!


Sounds like you found the motherlode.

Look at your ethernet and TR cards very carefully. 100 mbit cards are fairly uncommon, and they can go for quite a lot of money on e-bay. (Conversely, 10 and 4/16 cards aren't worth a bent nickel.)


Really? How much?
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby porter » Sat May 24, 2008 3:18 pm

A few "learning points"

I don't think I'll solve the spurious interrupt without a hardware mod to disable the IDE controller, or else get an older PS2 without IDE.

I did get it to stop writing the messages to file using /etc/syslog.conf (kern.debug).

I installed all the X disks and later PTF0024 by using two telnet sessions....

Session A to copy the *.img files to a file called /u/porter/floppy, one after the other as the installer requests the disks.

Session B to use either "installp -d /u/porter/floppy" or "updatep -d /u/porter/floppy -ac"

Saved alot of time and effort on floppies but required careful synchronisation between the sessions.

Mounting a remote volume worked well to a NetBSD 3.0 box, but not a Solaris box. So issue with disk space for compiling gcc 2.7.2 is now solved.
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby douro20 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:44 pm

I'm trying to install AIX on a PS/2 L40...it keeps giving me error code 65532 when writing kernel configuration data. Is this system not compatible?

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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby R-ten-K » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:29 am

wow! Pretty cool stuff I must say.
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby kev009 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:50 pm

pipeline wrote:Look at your ethernet and TR cards very carefully. 100 mbit cards are fairly uncommon, and they can go for quite a lot of money on e-bay. (Conversely, 10 and 4/16 cards aren't worth a bent nickel.)


Not very rare for the two I know in existence.

The Olicom 10/100 card is the only one that works in PS/2s (and definitely not AIX 1.3). The card is an ISA chipset bridged to MCA, and most PS/2 users aren't very fond of it. For this reason, people might have one just to have it, but the performance difference over the high-end 10 mbit cards is marginal and comes with high CPU usage.

On the other hand, there is the 9-K for RS/6000 machines. This is a PCI chipset bridged to MCA. It is fantastic in RS/6000 machines, and most PS/2 users don't purchase them because a driver and ADF has never been written for the PS/2.
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby neozeed » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:39 pm

I know it may seem silly, but AIX will run on Virtual PC 2004 (with NO service packs).... Bochs/Qemu trip up on the bios calls AIX uses to switch to protected mode....
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby porter » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:15 pm

neozeed wrote:I know it may seem silly, but AIX will run on Virtual PC 2004?


I would expect no, remember we are talking over a decade ago, AIX needs an MCA machine with PS/2 BIOS.
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby neozeed » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:42 pm

porter wrote:
neozeed wrote:I know it may seem silly, but AIX will run on Virtual PC 2004?


I would expect no, remember we are talking over a decade ago, AIX needs an MCA machine with PS/2 BIOS.


It'll load on a regular PC.... it just has to really be compatible... if it'll run OS/2 1.3 (and more importantly install it) it'll run AIX... or that's been my experience...

I saw someone got slip running, I may have to dig out either a machine, or build something to run VPC 2004....
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Re: AIX 1.3

Unread postby miod » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:41 am

neozeed wrote:It'll load on a regular PC.... it just has to really be compatible... if it'll run OS/2 1.3 (and more importantly install it) it'll run AIX... or that's been my experience...


But OS/2 1.x could run on a machine without an ABIOS - at least the version distributed by Microsoft. I am not sure IBM intended AIX 1 to be used on non-PS/2 machines.
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