> > You've got to be joking me? They supplied a machine with not enough memory >to > > run the OS? > > Yepppp. Engineers threw it over the wall, and early ships only had 4mb , > if you didn't order extra.. There were MANY problems with this, and > most folks were GIVEN 4mb extra, after a great deal of howling.... IT > would come up, but that's about it.... Remember... most early 400's > were to replace S/36's, so 4 meg was quite a chunk(Who knew ???).... that's where we were at. and it was awful. also, ibm had made massive pre release changes, that caused major problems. i think i had more trouble that week, along with the slow response, than i've had in all my career. it seemed like every day i had to download a ptf for something. and the next week, they lost a disk drive, and the backup and recovery manual had an error that it took 2 days to track down, someone from rochester figured out the instructions were wrong... also, they were on an early release of the os, and a new one had just come out, but no one wanted to come in and spend a saturday to get the machine upgraded. so they limped along with that for 3-4 months. and back then, even loading ptf's took 3 men and a boy. nj +--- | 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: email@example.com +---
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