Getting an ibm as/400
pontus at Update.UU.SE
Wed Apr 13 22:43:16 CDT 2016
Nice! I have a 170 (not up and running, no OS). Which variant do you have. Is it
about the size of a PC tower or or two PC towers next to each other?
On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 08:09:02PM -0400, devin davison wrote:
> Alright. Picked up the machine today. Much smaller than expected, but
> everything needed seems to be included. I got a terminal as well as a box
> of cables. I managed to boot the machine up to the login screen. However I
> do not know the username or password. I was speaking with someone on the
> phone that was quite knowlegable, they said that after 3 attempts to login
> it becomes a potato. What do i do from here. I am going to try and contact
> the original owners, however i believe they are unwilling to help. Im quite
> amazed the main drive was not wiped. Anyhow, if i can not get the password
> from the original owners, there does appear to be a working install on the
> drives, how would I go about resetting the password to gain access to the
> machine? The machine is a ibm as/400e 170.
> pictures to follow once I find my camera.
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Mazzini Alessandro <mazzinia at tin.it> wrote:
> > You had it easy.
> > Once upon a time, a place I was working for decided to get a new
> > development
> > as/400. The toy was 2x the 270 you mentioned (hd cage taking one side)...
> > and the shipping original ibm box upped the weight to dunno... king kong.
> > It didn't fit in the elevator, and anyway exceeded the max weight.
> > The office was 2 floors up....
> > We pushed it up, I still have the nightmares
> > -----Messaggio originale-----
> > Da: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Per conto di Kevin
> > Monceaux
> > Inviato: mercoledì 13 aprile 2016 21:09
> > A: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > Oggetto: Re: Getting an ibm as/400
> > On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 01:26:29AM -0400, Ian Primus wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > In IBM-speak, it's a "Midrange."
> > >
> > > Which is a fancy word for "unusually heavy for its size".
> > That's the truth. In a previous reply I mentioned I have a "small"
> > 9406-270
> > in my living room. I found it listed on eBay. It was in New York. I'm in
> > Central Texas. It was listed with a flat $50 shipping fee. From the
> > photos
> > and shipping fee I was expecting something small enough to be shipped by
> > UPS
> > or FedEx. I made the seller an offer $50 less than the list price which
> > they accepted, so I basically got free shipping. It was shipped by UPS
> > - UPS Freight. There was no way UPS Fright could get down my driveway so I
> > had to pick it up at their terminal. Fortunately it was shipped on a tiny
> > pallet that just fit in the back of my mini-van. It looks like an
> > oversized
> > tower PC, but is definitely unusually heavy for its size. I have to use a
> > dolly to move it around.
> > --
> > Kevin
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> > Bruceville, TX
> > What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
> > Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.
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