On Monday, November 29, 2021 at 12:38:08 PM UTC-5, Louis Ohland wrote:
> Rick does frequent this newsgroup...
> On 11/29/2021 11:25, Anthony wrote:
> > Also, I haven't yet installed any patches. Would running through PTF0024, specifically U436295, possibly magically fix this? For whatever it's worth, the system is booting from a 400 MB 0661 disk via the IBM PS/2 SCSI Adapter.
Do not rouse the bear from his slumber, as he wakes up angry. I pop in here infrequently, usually to spout some nonsense and move on. You definitely want to install all of the patches, the resulting AIX 1.3 will still be buggy as all get-out, but it will "eat itself" less. A 400MB hard drive is rather small for AIX, it's enough for the base O/S and not much else. If you need a 1GB or larger SCSI drive for AIX 1.3 "playtime", I've still got some to spare, though I sold several a few months back to folks in the group. After fiddling with AIX 1.3 on a 9590 back in 2002, I haven't touched it since. It was amusing for a week or so, but if you want to run something "UNIX-ish", a good Linux distribution would be a wiser choice (I like Mint because I tend to install it on servers rather than laptops/desktops, Mint includes support for odd video adapters that tend to be found only in servers) -- or OpenBSD if you're more of a *ix purist.