RFC; Request For Coaching. Was RE: RT 6150 Docs (and mouse??)

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Tue Jan 22 14:46:59 2002

Update / Progress Report....
  Before I head down to the garage for the 3rd box of 1.2M floppies....

On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Christopher Smith wrote:
> > From: Doc [mailto:doc_at_mdrconsult.com]

> > Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. I had to remove the SIIG 8-bit
> > serial/parallel card before the poor guy could boot at all.
> First thing to check is whether it will work in a different slot. Some
> busses are very picky,

  Nah, that SIIG card is c. 1988 or so, and I believe my early-RS6k
serial cables are the right pinout for the builtin S1 & S2.

> > With just the good disk attached, the AOS miniroot gets adapter
> > time-outs from the EESDI adapter, and reboots endlessly. The
> > stand-alone
> > utility won't accept any device name I can come up with - /dev/hdc0,
> > /dev/hd0, hdc0, hd0, 0, slave 0 - to format the disk.
> Probably more like rdT0 or rhdT0 (where T is a type of drive... or not
 there at all), or
> rd0s0d0.

Turned out to be "hd(0,0)" for the AOS utilities and "0" (D'OH!!) in

> > > Also note that early version of AIX were much more like
> > "something strange"
> > than they were like normal Unix. From what I've heard they
> > I dunno. Modern AIX is 'much more like "something strange"' than it
> > is like modern Unix....
> Well, ok, but my point was that they're supposed to be _more_ strange. :)

  Yes, I figured that, but I couldn't resist. And I settled on AIX,
mostly because my boss was doing R&D at TJ Watson when this puppy was
built. He doesn't collect, but I think he'll get a charge when he sees

  And Dude, I'm sorry, but you really NEED to go find the IDG Outlook
Distress book or something. Line wraps, my man, line wraps.

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