IBM Risc System/6000 390

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Sun Feb 13 07:59:19 2005

Just had one of these show up at the museum; looks healthy (running AIX
4) but of course we don't know the root password.


1) Does the system have a notion of a operator's console which'll bypass
root password security? (I seriously doubt it, that seems to have gone
out with the ark...)

2) Can someone confirm that the disks are single-ended SCSI and not some
differential crap? Linux supports AIX's filesystem (although I'm not
sure about the partition table) so an edit that way might be possible
(or worse-case a manual disk block edit). The drives in the machine are
covered in barcodes but nothing by way of a model number for me to look
them up!


Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 07:59:19 GMT

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