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    Default IBM Academic System 6152?

    Just came across a VERY neglected one of these. Most of it wasn't salvageable but I did get the risc card that seems to be intact. Was this just a model 60 with the add on card? I'd love to get a 60 and swap the card in if it's compatible.

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    Not my work, but Louis has pulled together what's known:

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/rt_index.html

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/6152.html

    HTTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBST View Post
    Not my work, but Louis has pulled together what's known:

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/rt_index.html

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/6152.html

    HTTH

    anyone know an alternate site for ftp://ftp.ps-2.org/ibm-rt/ which is now 404

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Kossow View Post
    anyone know an alternate site for ftp://ftp.ps-2.org/ibm-rt/ which is now 404
    Wasn't that Pete Backhouse's site? He's living abroad now, so I'm not surprised. I wonder if he has any backups. I'll try asking if it was indeed his.

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    OK, he's got servers and bandwidth, so the files/site (possibly the same URL) will eventually be back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBST View Post
    Not my work, but Louis has pulled together what's known:

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/rt_index.html

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/6152/6152.html

    HTTH
    Thanks, that helps a lot. My main concern is getting one of these up and running though. Can I just get a PS/2 model 60 286 and put this card in and use it as an academic system? When I pulled it apart it appeared to just be a rebadged model 60 apart from the risc card w/ onboard memory expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer203 View Post
    Thanks, that helps a lot. My main concern is getting one of these up and running though. Can I just get a PS/2 model 60 286 and put this card in and use it as an academic system? When I pulled it apart it appeared to just be a rebadged model 60 apart from the risc card w/ onboard memory expansion.
    Essentially that's true, it operates either as a DOS/Windows Model 60, or an AOS (AIX?) 4.3 system. I couldn't describe how to make it dual-boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBST View Post
    Essentially that's true, it operates either as a DOS/Windows Model 60, or an AOS (AIX?) 4.3 system. I couldn't describe how to make it dual-boot.
    Huh, very interesting. A nice model 60 is at the top of my shopping list now to turn into an Academic System. Too bad the original was in such bad shape... I'm hoping I can salvage the board though, and I took the esdi hard drives and controller but I doubt they work. Any ideas where I might find the disks needed for it?
    Last edited by RadRacer203; January 4th, 2020 at 06:48 PM.

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    I'd grab the ESDI and controller in the hopes the control software is present. By the sounds of a few people it might not still exist so a possibility of recovering it might be nice.

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    I can send you a copy of the 6152 reference disk, but (assuming the disks don't still have AOS) if you want to install AOS and use it as an Academic System, you need another RT already running AOS to network install from. The 6152 install doesn't support tape.

    There's nothing special about the Model 60 part, apart from the stickers which would identify it as a 6152 rather than an 8560.

    Please invest some energy into saving the ESDI drives. If the AOS install is already present on them, there are some bits that are still lost (i.e. the original X11R3 binaries, which were built from source with unreleased patches from IBM, and a couple files for the OS/2 version of the host app) that it would be nice to see if they might be recovered from your system. Let me know if you need help with that.

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