The 9406-270 Has Arrived!!

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Thu Dec 4 21:43:50 CST 2014

Kevin, are you *sure* you have the terminal plugged in to port 0 of the
first controller? It *has* to be there to be a console...

That moving of the cursor should be followed by messages in due course; it
can be a *very* long IPL...


On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Kevin Monceaux <Kevin at> wrote:

> Fellow Classic Computer Enthusiasts,
> My 9406-270 has arrived.  It was strapped to a small pallet with more
> bubble
> wrap around it than I think I've ever seen before.  Somehow the pallet just
> fit in the back of my mini-van so the freight company was able to load it
> in
> there with a fork lift.
> I got it home and into my living room.  It came without drives so I'm
> having
> to start from scratch.  I have two drives in slots one and two, and think I
> have the twinax console connected correctly.  It appears to IPL from CDROM
> but I'm not getting anything on the console other than the cursor moving
> from the upper right corner of the screen to the upper left corner of the
> screen after about twenty minutes of occasional CDROM activity.  Does
> anyone
> have any pointers for a newbie at installing OS/400, or whatever V5R4 is
> called.  I wish IBM would stop changing perfectly good OS and hardware
> names.
> --
> Kevin
> Bruceville, TX
> What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
> Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.

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