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Old 09-17-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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I have been given a task, need help...


I have an old hard drive that has files on it that my company needs to recover.

The drive is from an old AIX 4.1.5 box...

I have a Linux box I just setup (I am a Linux newb).

I cannot mount the AIX drive, I get a message saying wrong fs type...

Is there an application that will allow me to mount this AIX HD under Linux 10.0?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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No.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 01:33 PM   #3
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Ok, thx for the quick response, lol...

I still need to get these files from the AIX HD to our windows network...

Is there any AIX emulators for Linux, or Windows for that matter???

Is the only option to find an AIX box and try to hook it up to our network? My company is not going to buy an RS6000 just for this, but I need those damn files!!!!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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The disk format is not the same as Windows (no partion on the disk, only virtual physical partitions allocation).
The only way is to put the disk inside an AIX box, cfgmgr and mount -a, and then plug your laptop with direct wired connection to the AIX box, so no network compatibility problem.
If you have some place enough somewhere, tar cvf your whole fileystem and ftp it you your laptop.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:14 AM   #5
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Ok, like I said I'm a newb...

I have an unopened version of AIX here, 4.3.2...

The drive when in use, was attached to a box with version 4.1.5.

I have about 10 unopened CD's here with "updates" or whatnot for version 4.3.2

My question is, I can get this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...720375889&rd=1

Will I be able to install 4.3.2 on this machine? I am unfamiliar with the licensing of AIX, I see no codes, etc on any of these 4.3.2 CD cases...

Does AIX use a dongle or some other kind of licensing method?

Thanks again guys!
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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You should be able to install AIX 4.3.2 on this server. If the copy of AIX you have is from IBM that came with a server or is otherwise purchased, then you have a valid license you can use to install to your 43p.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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So...

There is no code, or any other form of licensing I have to worry about, as long as I have the original IBM CD's?

(Like MS OS's... That is what I'm used to...)

Thanks a lot for the help guys...
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:48 PM   #8
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The IBM licencing policy is based on supposed honesty. If you have the original CD and an IBM system, this means that, somehow, you paid your AIX licence, so no code, no internal verification.
Only if you need some help from IBM customer service, you will have to prove that you paid the thing.
No dongle, no code, nothing special.
You only need to boot on the first AIX CD-rom, running what we name the "first pass" installation.
This will be enough to see the data disk you will plug after that (don't plug the data disk before installing : if you are not familiar with it you will install the system on it!).
Then you will have to configure Ethernet (smit tcpi-ip), plug the cable to the network, and start an ftp from your PC.

Last edited by zorba4; 09-20-2004 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:29 AM   #9
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Ok, now a hardware question.

Can I connect an SVGA monitor to the RS6000?

PS/2 mouse & keyboard?

Thanks Again...
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #10
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Yes to all.
Of course, just verify where you have to plug it : if you don't have the svga adapter on the box, you will not be able to plug the monitor.
 
  


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