RISC6000 7007 POWERportable N40

From: Truthan,Larry <truthanl_at_oclc.org>
Date: Fri Jan 12 12:09:54 2001


Thats where I'm at. Thanks for the confirmation.

I have the high density SCSI pigtail that connects to the IBM badged Tadpole
SCSI Floppy.
I also have an IBM 7210 010, CDROM drive which is SCSI, but has the big D50
SCSI connectors.

So the question is: With the right "adapter cable" from high density SCSI to
D50 cable connect, will the N40 identify and use the IBM 7210 010?

I really do appreciate your best efforts so far. I saw the release note
suggesting that this 3.2.5 was cut back to fit in the laptop environment. I
Have 32 M Ram an an 810MByte Hard drive. Screen support, scaling, and
graphics character sets seem to be some of the Unit Specific features of
this model.

Larry Truthan

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Barron [mailto:pat_at_transarc.ibm.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 11:38 AM
To: Truthan,Larry
Cc: 'classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org'
Subject: RE: RISC6000 7007 POWERportable N40

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Truthan,Larry wrote:
> The "66" entry is invalidated in the 10 element diagnostic menu and the
> menues under each element. The initial sevice selection is "language
> select"). I havent tried "66" at the language select. On the first pass,
> am not making headway with your suggestion.

I poked around and found a document that might help you:


RS/6000 N40 Laptop

* Setting the System to Service Mode:
  1. Press the key sequence [Pause][R] to reset the N40 (or power it off).
  2. Then interrupt with [Pause][K] key sequence as soon as the IBM logo
  3. After several seconds, a language selection menu will appear; select
     appropriate language.
  4. Then press 99 to go to the main menu
  5. Select #7 (Change Soft-Keyswitch Setting).
  6. Select #3 (Service).
  7. Then press 99 to go to the main menu.
  8. Select #10 to start the boot off the CD.

* Limitations:
> The 7007-N40 is supported by a special N40 version of AIX 3.2.5.
    The 7007-N40 is NOT supported at AIX V4.
> The support for the 7007-N40 and N40 AIX 3.2.5 has been withdrawn,
    thus questions are answered on a best effort basis.

* Information
> Software maintenance on this system can be done by booting off the
    AIX 3.2.5 for N40 cdrom. To do this, attach the cdrom drive to the
    SCSI bus.


You already knew most of this, but I'm sending it along in case it
might help.

Received on Fri Jan 12 2001 - 12:09:54 GMT

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