• Subject: Re: AS/400s being auctioned at Egghead.com
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 17:46:09 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Okay, say I bought this box for $200.  I take it home, I plug
it in and... nothing, no OS.  For a PC I create a Linux disk,
or a DOS disk and boot up, and have something to go on.

Say I wanted to use this machine to write machine code,
or see what I could make it do, write my own OS.  Where
would one start?  Would one HAVE to have the full version
of the OS?  Can anyone think of a way to get it to boot up
to some means to start plugging away?

Regards,

Jim Langston

Roger Pence wrote:

> AS/400's pop up all the item on auction sites. Check out this Model 150
> (bundled with OS/400) on eBay (there are always several AS/400-related
> things on eBay).
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=232254886

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