RS6000 7012-320H

From: Paul Thompson <>
Date: Sat Sep 29 09:21:15 2001

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Carlos Murillo wrote:

> 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?

Recent versions of AIX will run, with 64MB and a compatible (or
non-existent) framebuffer.

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

There's probably an ethernet chip on the main board which just needs the
AUI/BNC logic on the riser card added to work. You should be able to get
a Microchannel enet card for cheap watching on ebay if you can't find the

> 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...

The IBM sales manual might help, plug in the part numbers for your
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