AIX 3.2 Installation Media - anyone got a spare set?

Glen Slick glen.slick at
Mon Jul 23 02:18:32 CDT 2007

On 7/22/07, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at> wrote:
> Glen Slick wrote:
> Depending on which model 7012 or 7013, it might actually be fast enough
> to run AIX 5.1.  Also, there are very few machines not powerful enough
> to run AIX 4.  AIX 4 is a bit slow on the 320E/320/320H/330 or
> 520/520H/530/530H (or even a 920 or 930/930H), but those machines are
> painfully slow in general, and not that common anymore.  I used to run a
> 320H on my desk for a number of years, and I can tell you that you
> quickly get used to stepping away from your desk for coffee whenever you
> tell it to start up Mosaic.
> I would probably not hesitate to run AIX 4 on a 7012-340 or better.  AIX
> 5.1 will run reasonably well on a 370 or better.  The main difference is
> that it uses more RAM.
> Peace...  Sridhar

I have a mix, 320, 320H, 520.  I believe these are only 20 or 25MHz
CPUs. Most so far only have 32MB.  One has 64MB.  I have a couple more
to check.  A couple have SGI IrisVision cards.  Were those last
supported in AIX 3?  Only the 64MB one has some remnants of AIX 4 on
its hard drives, the other have partially functional AIX 3.

The point isn't so much to run the latest and greatest AIX as much as
it is to run these as they might have originally run, and probably not
too often anyway.


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