Subject: Re: Newbie Question
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Julius Sridhar <>
List: port-s390
Date: 02/27/2002 02:37:17
On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Michael Kukat wrote:

> > I have a IBM PC Server 325. Does that fit into this architecture of
> this list? The main reason I
>                      ^^ This doesn't really sound like S/390-related :)

It may very well be.  The P/390 (an S/390 processor on a PCI card) can go
in that machine.

> > ask is because I have been trying to use an i386 set of install disks and it doesnt see any
> > hardrives ( I have 4 scsis)
> I don't think this will go here, S/390 is the new-called IBM zSeries, it is a
> mainframe architecture. On one hand, this might never has something like PC in
> it's name, and on the other hand, it will be christmas and birthday together
> for someone to get such a box. And, if i see our beast (,
> they usually are remarkable bigger than a usual PC.

There are mainframes all the way from 1U rackmount all the way up to the
size of a large building.

> Try to find out, what CPU you have in your machine. Maybe it is some RS/6000-
> related machine, but for me, "IBM PC Server 325" is just unknown.

It's either a Pentium Pro or a Pentium II.  The reason why NetBSD isn't
seeing the hard disks is that this system comes standard with an IBM
ServeRAID II, which is unsupported.

Peace...  Sridhar