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Thinkpad 360CE a lucky find and a question

#1 Post by Bondi » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:11 am

Found an amazing machine recently for very cheap. A 360CE which looks as if it has never been in use.
Absolute new condition. It has even the factory sticker with FRU on top and also the metal pin to prevent removal of the PCMCIA card.
The HDD is working, making very healthy sounds. It also contains the original installation of OS/2 Warp.
This computer was a part of S/390 server(or whatever). It automatically loads to CPC console and stucks there
asking for authintification.
I'm not familiar with OS/2 Warp. So would be great if someone could give some tips on how to
bypass the loading to CPC. Is there an analog of startup menu?
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760LD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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Re: Thinkpad 360CE a lucky find and a question

#2 Post by fultontech » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:44 am

The S/390 is/was a mainframe. I do remember that some ThinkPad models that didn't sell got transferred internally within IBM to the mainframe group and sold as an appliance with special software used to manage the mainframe and midrange systems. I would bet if there is a PCMCIA card in there, it's likely a token ring network card.

As far as bypassing the autoexec and such, have you tried holding down the left shift key after power on and the system check? I know that worked on the early 80's DOS systems to bypass any commands after the command.com loaded.
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Re: Thinkpad 360CE a lucky find and a question

#3 Post by Bondi » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:12 pm

Thank you for the hint with the shift key. I'll try that.
And yes, it was token ring card there :)
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760LD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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