RS6000 7012-320H

From: Ken Seefried <>
Date: Sun Oct 14 23:09:24 2001

>If the internal disk is SCSI, you could attach it to any other system
>(for example Linux), and write a utility that goes through the raw
>disk looking for 'root:\([^:]*\):0:0:' and replace it with 'root::0:0:\1'

Good thought, but it's not quite that easy. As I recall, AIX defaults to
the JFS file system. This is an IBM proprietary, journalized filesystem,
and would not be trivial to "write a utility" to safely modify it. Standard
Linux (or any other Unix, for that matter) will not recognize it.

Luckily, there is a Linux port of JFS ( I
dunno if it will mount a native JFS filesystem from a legacy AIX box, but it
should show you what you need to do to get started.

Oh, yeah...AIX stores passwords in /etc/security, or somesuch odd directory.
Wants to be a TCB, but isn't really a TCB.

I liked and respected AIX...but then I didn't pretend it was really Unix.

Received on Sun Oct 14 2001 - 23:09:24 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:34:18 BST