Issue with RS/6000 H50 from IBM

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Operating Systems AIX Issue with RS/6000 H50 from IBM
# 15  
Old 10-15-2013
@dukessd: good catch!

Originally Posted by ADS2459
knowing the fact the IBM stopped the H50 RS/6000, why would they still do firmware?
As this link suggests IBM withdrew the H50 in 2000. "End of support" was perhaps several years later, it might even have been past 2009. IBM sells professional equipment (the H50 might be old, but it was quite a big iron in its times) and part of this is that your investments are protected by support even long after it was withdrawn from market.

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# 16  
Old 10-16-2013
g'day all,
just wondering, are there other operating systems that might work on my H50. Seems as though everytime i burn a disc, the server says, either unable to load kernel, or unable to load disc?
what other op systems can i try?
# 17  
Old 10-16-2013
"Officially" the H50 supports AIX, nothing else. Linux might work (even though it is not supported by IBM, thats the "official" part) and maybe some BSD variant (none of which i have experience with, YOYO*) ) will do, but nothing of these is guaranteed to work. At the time the system was built and sold the open source software was perceived (by the managers) more as a nuisance which will go away if one closes the eyes hard enough.

I have seen countless web servers with critical documentation and/or services or other very useful systems sit peacefully under someones desk running some Linux. Usually, sooner or later the managers got word about this, shutting it down immediately and "migrating" the service to one of their official Windoze-IIS-blabla hosts, where it usually ran on ten times the resources with about 10% of the service still usable. In most cases, after some time passed, a scrap machine with some Linux was built under someones desk and brought to do what was really needed.

Well, i don't want to bore you with my stories of yore. You probably understand by now why for your system Linux (and other alternative OSes) are not really documented with How-Tos and/or similar documents.

I hope this helps.

*) You're On Your Own ;-)
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# 18  
Old 10-19-2013
Cheers fella.
What i may try is to see if NetBSD will load on, but if not, i might try and hunt down a copy of AIX 5L 5.1, and reinstall the whole lot. Problem i have found, is i don't have the current login details or password, so i figure, whether i get NetBSD or AIX working, i will just strat from scratch
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