>At 07:46 PM 10/14/1999 -0500, you wrote: >> > > You've got to be joking me? They supplied a machine with not enough >> memory to >> > > run the OS? > >Heck, the 256K model of the S/38 was pulled from (just weeks before) the >announcement, because it also would not reliably IPL (although technically >speaking, in the S/38 it was an IMPL.) > >Al Back in the pre-38-release days I saw an S/38 at a trade show. They had a few 5250 terminals attached to it. I had just started adjusting the contrast and brightness on a terminal. One of the IBMers ran up mumbling, "Don't turn it off! Don't turn it off!" Seems turning off a terminal would crash the system, requiring an hours-long IPL. Back in those days, the IPL re-did -everything,- including a reclaim storage. Every time. --Paul E Musselman PaulMmn@Ix.netcom.com +--- | 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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