Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by mduncan1.. » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00



I've aquired an old 320 circa 1990.
I have managed to manufacture a console cable for
S1 and have a dumb term attached. I've also make a
duplicate set of 2.4.3 diag floppies (thanks to
IBM for the disks and linus for a cool OS).

I also have AIX 4.1.5 on cdrom labeled "AIX V4.1.5
for 5765-C34"  (there's 2 of them)

When I boot the cdrom it goes along really well
until it stops at 517 on LED (nothing on tty) then
doco I have says this is trying to "mount client
file system during network IPL" I have removed the
MCA token ring card from the box.

Have also tried removing battery for 5 mins to
reset boot sequence (VPD boot list?).

Any help would be great.

These things are great jigsaw puzzles, just take
away the manuals, cdroms, cdrom drive, console
cable etc.

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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by Carl R. Frien » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00



>   [ ... edit ... ]

> When I boot the cdrom it goes along really well
> until it stops at 517 on LED (nothing on tty) then
> doco I have says this is trying to "mount client
> file system during network IPL" I have removed the
> MCA token ring card from the box.

   Stupid question:  Do you have the keyswitch in the "Service"
position?  Normally the CD/ROM isn't in the "Normal"-mode bootlist;
the flashing you see is merely the SCSI-bus reset.

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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by mduncan1.. » Wed, 16 Aug 2000 13:07:59





> >   [ ... edit ... ]

> > When I boot the cdrom it goes along really well
> > until it stops at 517 on LED (nothing on tty) then
> > doco I have says this is trying to "mount client
> > file system during network IPL" I have removed the
> > MCA token ring card from the box.

>    Stupid question:  Do you have the keyswitch in the "Service"
> position?  Normally the CD/ROM isn't in the "Normal"-mode bootlist;
> the flashing you see is merely the SCSI-bus reset.

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Yes, I'm service mode.  With out the CD in the LED cycles around trying
to boot from floppy then hdisk then floppy etc. 253, 291, 252, 253 etc.
The hdisk is formatted and certified ready and waiting for AIX to be
installed on it.

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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by Carl R. Frien » Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:00:00



> Yes, I'm service mode.

   Well, that shoots _that_ theory....

Quote:> With out the CD in the LED cycles around trying to boot from floppy
> then hdisk then floppy etc. 253, 291, 252, 253 etc.

   Well, it's certainly giving it a good try.

   You mention your CDs are "5765-C34".  The ones I have (which worked
on my old 930 (and, if I recall correctly, a 320 at work) are labelled
"5765-393" and are targetted for "G5 Processors".  Might it be possible
you wound up with PowerPC disks?  (Can anybody else answer this?)

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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by mduncan1.. » Sat, 19 Aug 2000 04:00:00





> > Yes, I'm service mode.

>    Well, that shoots _that_ theory....

> > With out the CD in the LED cycles around trying to boot from floppy
> > then hdisk then floppy etc. 253, 291, 252, 253 etc.

>    Well, it's certainly giving it a good try.

>    You mention your CDs are "5765-C34".  The ones I have (which worked
> on my old 930 (and, if I recall correctly, a 320 at work) are labelled
> "5765-393" and are targetted for "G5 Processors".  Might it be
possible
> you wound up with PowerPC disks?  (Can anybody else answer this?)

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Turns out the CD_rom I was using was not eaxactly compatible - not all
plextor drive are created RS/600 equal! and I have also acquired a
7013-530H (guess I'm moving up in the RS/6000 world).
Thanks for the suggestions anyway.

(3 wks on rs/6000 and learning heaps - great jigsaw puzzle)

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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by Martin We » Mon, 21 Aug 2000 04:00:00


On Thu, 17 Aug 2000 19:25:34 -0400, "Carl R. Friend"


>   You mention your CDs are "5765-C34".  The ones I have (which worked
>on my old 930 (and, if I recall correctly, a 320 at work) are labelled
>"5765-393" and are targetted for "G5 Processors".  Might it be possible
>you wound up with PowerPC disks?  (Can anybody else answer this?)

I have installed AIX recently on two POWER machines (340 and 355) and
also on a PowerPC (410) - all with AIX 4.3.3, always the same CD set.

I don't know that there are different CD sets.

Regards,
        Martin

 
 
 

Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by Filip Wester » Tue, 22 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Martin Welk schreef:

> On Thu, 17 Aug 2000 19:25:34 -0400, "Carl R. Friend"

> >   You mention your CDs are "5765-C34".  The ones I have (which worked
> >on my old 930 (and, if I recall correctly, a 320 at work) are labelled
> >"5765-393" and are targetted for "G5 Processors".  Might it be possible
> >you wound up with PowerPC disks?  (Can anybody else answer this?)

> I have installed AIX recently on two POWER machines (340 and 355) and
> also on a PowerPC (410) - all with AIX 4.3.3, always the same CD set.

> I don't know that there are different CD sets.

> Regards,
>         Martin

The numbers mentioned are for AIX 4.1.5 and there are two sets.
One marked for G5 processors and one for D5 processors and for a 320 you
have to use the G5.

cheers
Filip Westers
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Installing AIX on an OLD 320

Post by Norman Levi » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00



> On Thu, 17 Aug 2000 19:25:34 -0400, "Carl R. Friend"

> >   You mention your CDs are "5765-C34".  The ones I have (which worked
> >on my old 930 (and, if I recall correctly, a 320 at work) are labelled
> >"5765-393" and are targetted for "G5 Processors".  Might it be possible
> >you wound up with PowerPC disks?  (Can anybody else answer this?)

The early v4 releases (4.1.5 or so), the AIX group tried to copy the big
boys (MVS aka OS/390) have have different price levels for AIX for
different processors.  They packaged the CDs so the server model had
all the code and maybe left a few items out for the 'client' version.
There is really NO big difference.

Quote:

> I have installed AIX recently on two POWER machines (340 and 355) and
> also on a PowerPC (410) - all with AIX 4.3.3, always the same CD set.

** in later releases the AIX group came to their senses and just
distribute a single set of CDs and you pick and chose what components
you want on your systems.

Quote:

> I don't know that there are different CD sets.

> Regards,
>         Martin

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1. Problem Installing AIX on 320

Hi All,

Thanks to the expertise of the group, I have managed to get my 320 to
boot from CD.

The good advice (you know who you are :-) ) was to try a Plextor CD-ROM,
so I bought a PX-40TSi, and stuck it into an old external case that I
had lying around.

Works fine, and the system now boots from the CD, but this is where the
next problem arose.

For some reason or other, when I boot from the AIX 4.2 CD that was
included with the machine, I get a message about

"This software product is incompatible with this hardware configuration.
Contact your IBM representative....blah, blah, blah, mention model code
0X0031"

The system is:

7012-320
32 MB RAM (2 memory cards of 16 MB each)
IBM Ethernet adapter
IBM SCSI controller
2 internal Conner 1GB drives
1 external IBM 1 GB drive
1 external Plextor PX-40TSi CD-ROM
IBM GTX??? graphics card
IBM 19" monitor, IBM keyboard, IBM three button mouse.

Any ideas as to what it is actually complaining about?

Is 4.2 supported on this box at all?

I am not in a position to contact an IBM rep, so would appreciate any
help.

TIA

Steve

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