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Old 06-25-2004, 04:09 AM   #1
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AIX on PC


Hello,
Is the a version of AIX that will run on PC computers? I just wonder if AIX run on PC.

Have a good Night
 
Old 06-25-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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yeah, 1.3 will run on a ps/2 and 2.0 will run on an RT .. really really really old though. there are some newsgroups for the ps/2 and the RT that discuss this, you may find someone to download from on there....

http://ohlandl.kev009.com/AIX_1-3/AIX_Index.html

v3 --> v5 only run on Power PC.

HTH
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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If you really want to you can get your hands on NT 3.5 and try to run it on an older PowerPC. I've heard of people being able to do this, but never seen it done myself.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by looseCannon
If you really want to you can get your hands on NT 3.5 and try to run it on an older PowerPC.
And I thought I had no life - you're fooling no-one with that "I've never done it myself" stuff
 
Old 06-28-2004, 07:46 AM   #5
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>>If you really want to you can get your hands on NT 3.5 and try to run it on an >>older PowerPC. I've heard of people being able to do this, but never seen it >>done myself.
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I thought blood_omen wanted to run AIX on a PC, not NT on a Power PC Box .. Heres a good idea, get that copy of NT 3.5 and use it as a coffee coaster :-D

Mark
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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I thought blood_omen wanted to run AIX on a PC, not NT on a Power PC Box
Yeah, but with a name like blood_omen he must be a glutton for punishment. Thought I would suggest an alternative to pins, needles, whips, chains, and Windoze on Intel.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:43 AM   #7
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:36 AM   #8
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By the way, what about the opposite : Mandrake 9.1 on RS6000 !
I am just trying it, booted on floppy, then the installation was quite as usual. Unfortunately, it does not boot after install.

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:59 AM   #9
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please explain me the mean of an AIX running on IA32.... :P

some will never learn...
 
Old 07-08-2004, 06:55 AM   #10
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@bloodlust : Blood_omen has to answer your question. But I guess he wanted to learn how to use AIX and he only has a PC...
 
Old 07-16-2004, 01:35 PM   #11
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Let's see how much punishment you're really willing to take.

They're looking for help.

http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/about.html
 
Old 07-17-2004, 11:13 AM   #12
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Yes, they even say "You can donate..."
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:12 PM   #13
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I am also looking to find a way to run AIX on a PC....
As for anyone wanting to know WHY???? :::

Just for learning purposes... I cannot afford to get myself a machine like an RS6000.
Same as with Solaris... I have run it on an i386 for learning, and got familiar with it... I now am capable to administer a Solaris system, and guess what: My company had decided they are going to buy some SUN boxes.... Guess who's going to play with those??? :lol:
 
Old 07-29-2004, 06:02 AM   #14
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@Satriani : I would say that basically you are right. In an ideal world, I should be able, for self-training purposes, to run any operating system on my own cheap PC.
Unfortunately, we are in a concurrencial commercial world. AIX is a very robust operating system specially designed in order to sell RS6000 systems. Once you taste it, you really need it. And you will buy RS6000 machines for your company.
If it worked on PC, you could like it and let it run on PC, which does not meet the objective of selling RS6000.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 03:19 PM   #15
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Some operating systems run on PCs, some don't. The list of OSs that don't is a long one, but to name just a few : OS/390, OS/400, AIX, HP-UX, Tandem, Dynix/ptx and Vax/VMS.
 
  


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