AIX Freezes when trying to boot into CDs
Posted on 2010-01-05
I received an IBM Power PC that has AIX 5.1 loaded on it and CATIA. I wasn't given the passwords to the machine and can not log in.
I spent 3 months searching for AIX 5.1 CDs and finally had someone send me a copy of AIX Demo Pak that comes with AIX 5.1 (3 CDs), as a trail program. They informed me that I should be able to boot off the CD and be able to change the password.
I know how to change it this way, however when I go to load AIX off the CD it hangs. Here is the message below and where it freezes.
Welcome to AIX
boot image timestamp: 19:49 4/16
The current time and date: 17:00 and 1/05/2010
number of processors: 1 size of memory 2048MB
boot device: /pci@400000000110/ide@3, 1/disk@0\ppc\chrp\bootfile.exe
closing stdin and stdout
I let it sit for about an hour to see if anything would load up. The keyboard seems to have frozen as well. (can't turn on or off CAPS or NUM lock). I've tried rebooting several times wiith the same results. An idea's?