James, >If the machine fired up, it has OS/400 Actually, until the IPL got to the C9xx 2xxx stage after helping the second disk drive to start, I don't think OS/400 was even involved. I think it was just microcode, etc. (But now I'm pretty sure OS/400 is still intact since it made it thru the C9xx 2xxx series on a normal IPL.) The microcode and stuff is not considered part of OS/400; it is considered part of the hardware layer. That is why you can't get MFxxxx PTF's in the same manner as SFxxxx PTF's. The power-on tests etc do not need OS/400 installed. I did want to use DST to reconfigure the dasd but I don't think that is something they would pay me a visit for. (Brokers must do it all the time.) >and if you did not pay for it you >will be visited by a bunch of suits on Holloween and it will truly be >"fright night" <g> But first you'll probably get the system password verification screen since the machine sat powered off for quite awhile. You can get this for a variety of reasons, such as changing the processor or serial number. Another is sitting idle too long since the assumption is that a business would not leave it off for xx days straight. The system password was added in V2R3, and this is one of the reasons. As I explained to Larry, I'm not going to use this box; I have a RISC system. But I do want to verify its condition prior to reselling it or features from it. Doug +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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