scaron at umich.edu
Sat May 2 14:41:15 CDT 2015
Yeah, the fellow in the video shows that; it looks like the system is
totally dependent on the OS/2 based front-end processor. I wonder if he is
a list member? Maybe he can help out if you are missing software; I don't
know if you have ever seen the videos on Youtube; they are pretty easy to
On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Mike Ross <tmfdmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, you know they use a custom OS/2-based front end, much like a
> 'real' mainframe SE/HMC? That thing is an absolute nightmare of arcane
> IBM complexity; that's where all my problems were, no way no how could
> I get the damn CPU to initialise... good luck, unless you have a
> running box freshly switched off (which mine was supposed to be!)
> you'll need it!
> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> > Yes it was! I'm getting another one as soon as Will makes his trip out
> > West. I had intended
> > for this one as spares.
> > Great! My concern has been getting S/W for them. I don't know what's on
> > them (yet).
> > TTFN - Guy
> > On 5/2/15 12:25 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> >> Oh was this the one on epay last week? I nearly went for that myself! I
> >> have two (one for spares) but major issues getting it operational. I do
> >> have pretty complete docs and software, so we should probably stay in
> >> touch!
> >> Mike
> >> On 2 May 2015 3:06 pm, "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> >>> I just received my first IBM mainframe. It's an IBM Multiprise 3000
> >>> model
> >>> 7060-H30. It's a a P/390 class machine. It has 6 18GB drives and 3 9
> >>> drives. I'll be posting some pictures on my website soon.
> >>> Getting it home was interesting since the freight companies can't made
> >>> the
> >>> drive from the main roads to my house (curse of living out in the
> >>> country)
> >>> so I had to run down to the shipping depot (about 60 miles away) and
> >>> them load up the pallet into the bed of my pickup truck which meant
> >>> getting
> >>> it out without a forklift was going to be interesting! It wasn't
> until I
> >>> got home that I realized that it was packed in the original crate from
> >>> IBM! It even had the original uncrating instructions stuffed into the
> >>> crate...which wasn't particularly useful!
> >>> Overall it appears to be in really good shape. There were also a
> >>> of other "goodies" in the crate including some new in the bag
> >>> cables.
> >>> It'll be a bit before I can power it up and see what's there because I
> >>> have to find an SVGA monitor and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
> >>> TTFN - Guy
> 'No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother.
> Not for millions, not for glory, not for fame.
> For one person, in the dark, where no one will ever know or see.'
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