AIX for IBM system 370

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Mon Feb 1 17:23:00 CST 2016

From what I recall, microchannel PS/2’s with a 386, 486 or Pentium.  I don’t recall if it was
ever run on an ISA based PS/2.

AIX PS/2 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and it’s final release 1.3 (which at the end had quarterly updates that added
new HW support in each update…but I don’t recall how those were labelled).

TTFN - Guy

> On Feb 1, 2016, at 3:19 PM, Benjamin Huntsman <BHuntsman at> wrote:
> Do you recall which specific PS/2 hardware?  You're talking AIX 1.3 for PS/2, right?
> I thought you might even be able to run it on an LX40...  There are at least reports of people getting it to run in older versions of VirtualPC.
> Thanks!
> -Ben
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>> On Feb 1, 2016, at 3:10 PM, devin davison <lyokoboy0 at> wrote:
>> I have been messing with the Hercules emulator, and have really been
>> wanting to take a look at ibm AIX, and get a working install on an emulated
>> system 370. I have found no mention of install media or disk images of a
>> working system for download online.
>> Is there a good place to get the install media?
> I’ve never seen a set.  It would have been released on 9-track tapes.
> I used to work on AIX PS/2 which was a required companion product to AIX/370.
> Good luck in finding media for AIX PS/2.  As far as I know, it was never released on
> CDROM and the last version I had was ~53 3.5” floppies (long gone now unfortunately)
> and *only* worked on specific PS/2 hardware (no BIOS — all drivers went straight
> to the “metal”).
> TTFN - Guy

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