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Old 01-05-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb RS6000 B50 with Linux ????

Hi, I acquired an IBM RS6000 B50 7046, and I would like to install linux on it.
I never had contact with these RISC machines and I donīt know how to start with.
This machine was first purchased to act as a Websphere gateway for a Mobitex network that we were installing down here in Brazil, and was running AIX.
The Mobitex project didnīt took-off and now Iīm planning to use it as a linux web server.
I connected a PC keyboard, a PC mouse and a PC 15" monitor to it and tried to turn it on. At the first time ( more then 2 minutes after ), I could see the boot process on the screen but I needed to turn it off ( somebody disconnected the power cord !! ).
When I tried to turn it on again it boots, but therīs nothing in the screen.
I tried to wait until the front display showed E1F1 to press F8 ( I saw this in the forum ), but nothing happens.
I burned a CD with the WOODY Linux installation.

1- how can I gain access to the console?
2- is it possible to install the Woody linux from the CD?
3- Is this the best flaor of linux to this machine?

*** I donīt have no documentation, passwords, nor CDs of the machine.

Many thanks, Carlos
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