Re: 7012-320 Out To Get Me
- From: "Michael W. Ryder" <_mwryder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 01:25:58 GMT
Basil Holloway wrote:
UliI am not sure why you had all those problems getting AIX to run. I have always just started the machine with the OS CD-ROM or tape and had zero problems installing. On my model 370's the only thing I ever used the floppy drive for was sneaker net and a couple of patches from IBM.
AFAIR AIX 3.2.5 needed a few patches to recognize later IBM CD-ROM.
I don't know, if at all a 7012-320 is able to boot from CD-ROM.
Yes she boots up in Service mode with BOS and Diagnostic Cd. In BOS boot you get a message on the screen to swap the key to normal mode before the installation ends.
Next: AIX 4.3.3 needs a lot more RAM than 4.2 or 4.1, a non-GUI system will run fine with 32MB RAM only, the CDE Desktop on a lft console will be painfully slooowwww. I had a 7011-220 with 64MB RAM, and it was o.k. with AIX 4.1.5 or 4.2.1. AIX 4.3.3 was constantly paging if you did more than opening a single "aixterm".
With my ample disk space could afford to go from 128mb to 256mb or even 512 mb for LV hd6.
Would that solve the problem ?
Quick side question.
On my 7009-c10 I increased the paging space, using Smit I think, from 192mb to 320mb and ended up with LV hd6 192mb and LV paging00 128mb. Did I stuff something up or is this just the way AIX does it sometimes. Allways use #configassist now when it comes to paging alterations. If I did stuff it up, is it correctable to get it all into LV hd6.
My recommendation for you:
Use another machine with enough disk space and setup a NIM server. This is quite straightforward and well documented. SMITTY guides you through the process for basic setup, sufficant for a basic installation of target systems.
Are you trying to give me a heart attack. Never ever use the words easy, straightforward, simple etc etc when it comes to AIX.
Jumping catfish, I cannot even get 7011, 7009 or 7012 all on the same P2P network to talk to or recognise one another.
The only time I almost had a heart attack with a RS/6000 was shortly after we got our first one. I had to move the data from a loaner to our 370 over the weekend. Sunday night I finally had everything set up and was ready to transfer the data to the new computer. Of course Murphy stepped in and my brand new 8mm tape drive decided to quit. Fortunately I was able to get another one and finish the transfer. In over 10 years of working with the RS/6000s I have never had a hardware failure in the computer itself, only the peripherals.
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