Restoring a PC Server 500 P/390
athornton at gmail.com
Tue May 15 10:35:06 CDT 2018
> On May 14, 2018, at 11:29 PM, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Adam Thornton
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>> Subject: RE: Restoring a PC Server 500 P/390
>> I Frankensteined a P/390 together out of a P/325 server and the PCI P/390
>> card back in the day.
> I am told the PCI card is rather choosy about which servers it will run in. The system came with most of a P330 as well, but no case.
It is pretty picky. It did not run in a whitebox PC I had at the time, but the PC Server 325 was close enough to its expected host that it was happy. I would guess that any of the IBM x86 server machines from the right general era would work.
That machine now lives at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, although I do not know if they have it available for use.
> It’s the RAID card that’s the problem, and it seems to have always been temperamental. Did you use RAID in your P/325?
I don’t think I did. Have you tried just putting a different (OS/2-supported) disk controller in and just not doing RAID?
>> I used mine to run VM/CMS and Linux (under VM) quite well.
> I was thinking of trying Linux. I assume you ran Debian?
Indeed I did, although also SLES. I assume you found my NASPA article on Debian on 390 from 2004?
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