aix on model 340

aix on model 340

Post by Reinder Moe » Thu, 04 May 2000 04:00:00



I have multiple RS6000 Model 340 machines (an old MCA sysem). It had AIX
3.2.5 on it, but now i want to install AIX 4.3.3 on it or Linux. Does anyone
know how I install AIX 4.3 on it? When I attach all external scsi-devices
(including a cd-rom) It's not booting  from cd.

Reinder Moes

 
 
 

aix on model 340

Post by John R. Campbe » Thu, 04 May 2000 04:00:00



>I have multiple RS6000 Model 340 machines (an old MCA sysem). It had AIX
>3.2.5 on it, but now i want to install AIX 4.3.3 on it or Linux. Does anyone
>know how I install AIX 4.3 on it? When I attach all external scsi-devices
>(including a cd-rom) It's not booting  from cd.

        A couple of provisos-

           a)   The CD-ROM needs to be in the service boot list;
           b)   The CD-ROM drive itself must be the appropriate kind
                (Plextor has been mentioned);
           c)   You need the key so that you can perform a service
                boot.

        You can get around c) by altering the "normal" mode bootlist
        (which requires the root login within a bootable system).

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1. Keybaord Pauses on Model 340

We have two model 340's and two model 320H's. One of the 340 is at AIX 3.2.2
so are the two 320H's. One 340 is at 3.2.3. They are in the same network
enviroment, connected to network via tcpip.

The problem we are having is with the two 340s. As one types on the keybaord
occasionally one gets pauses where the typed characters are not echoed on
the screen after a second they are flushed onto the line. They behave just
like a slow or bad connection. BUT the same problem occurs on the console
as well (in an aixterm). The two 320H's have no problem at all. I have
originally suspected the ethernet connection of the 340s since they have
integrated adapters whereas the 320s have high perf eth adapter at ros level
28. However, this does not seem to explain the console behavior although
I know that X is always aware of the tcpip connections. The errlog does not
show any error for ent0. netstat -m did not give any error either for the
few times I tried.

Does anyoone have any idea what this could be due to? It is certainly very
annoying to all the users.



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