On 7/28/2010 20:35, Andrew Warkentin wrote:
> I have a PS/2 9556 with a floppy drive that is getting intermittent
> read errors on known good disks (I checked the disks on another
> drive). Does anybody know where I can find a replacement drive, or
> know if I can fix the drive (an MF356C-799MA)?
> The same PS/2 has AIX PS/2 1.3 installed on a 1GB drive. I want to
> replace that drive with a 500MB drive and a 4.2GB drive. I want to
> move the existing AIX system from the 1GB drive over to the 4.2GB
> drive. I have no compatible tape drive and no compatible network card
> (there is an OC2335 installed, and I am trying to port the Linux
> driver to AIX PS/2, but I haven't yet got it to work). I installed a
> minimal AIX system on the 4.2GB drive (which is configured as the
> second drive because the BIOS can't IML off a drive larger than 4GB).
> I'm not sure how to get the old AIX system to recognize the second
> drive to either copy the system over to the AIX partition directly, or
> make a cpio archive of the system on a temporary DOS partition so I
> can extract it over the minimal AIX system that I installed.
Arrghh... You wait until the last minute before I pop smoke...
9556, which model? The -xEx 486SLC3 models are SurePath, and will boot
from a drive >4.3GB
I foundt a copy of "PC Interface" from Locus that should allow access of
the AIX system by a Windows box. Wink, wink.
electrolytic caps are a known issue.
FWIW, the SMC/WD 8003 is directly supported,
The if_ena driver provides support for the Western Digital WD80X3 and
IBMENA families of LAN interfaces. The driver conforms to IBM AIX PS/2
device driver requirements for such a driver and follows the interfaces
defined in the AIX Operating System For Personal System/2 Technical
Reference Volume 2, Appendix C.