RS6000 7012-320H

From: Carlos Murillo <>
Date: Fri Sep 28 22:23:34 2001

Today I came by an RS6000 7012-320H (Powerserver 320).
On topic, since it was introduced in '91.
It seems to have 16MB RAM, a SCSI card, an 800MB HD,
25MHZ cpu and a 8-port serial card. No framebuffer.
There was an 8mm tape unit that came with it. Oh, and,
from what I can gather from the IBM web site, it is
missing some sort of "ethernet riser card" which seems
to provide the means to drive enet starting from a
network header on the mainboard. I should be getting
some of the terminals that were hooked to this
beast. However, I have neither keys nor AIX install
media. So I have several questions:

1) Which OS' (besides some old version of AIX) run on this
   box? Or, if I am stuck with AIX, in addition to
   praying that the HD is still alive, how could I
   break in and change the root password?

2) What exactly is this "ethernet riser card"? Do I have
   a network-less system?

3) Late last year, I posted a message to this list about
   some SIMMs that I grabbed off an AS400 system; they
   look like 72pin SIMMs but have a slightly different
   form factor and won't fit in a standard 72 pin socket.
   The thing is, they seem to fit the sockets in this
   system. And, that AS400 was equipped with exactly the
   same model of HD that this RS6000 has. So I am
   wondering if those 4MB SIMMS will fit this system,
   which is filled with 2MB SIMMS...


Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez
Received on Fri Sep 28 2001 - 22:23:34 BST

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