This appendix will show how to make SMS and firmware floppies from Linux or another UNIX-like operating system
Some people, like myself, seldom have access to boxes running AIX or MS-DOS, so I thought it could be handy to show how to make these utility floppies from a system running Linux (or any other UNIX like box).
To do this, you need the mtools package and the unzip program. Any reasonable Linux distribution should include these tools. I also use wget for downloading.
You will have to download the last version of SMS and firmware from IBM. If you want more information on the files, look here.
You also have to get a password to access the files. To obtain this, you have to agree to this EULA.
The downloaded file is nothing but a ZIP-archive in disguise. Download it to a suitable directory, and unzip ip like this:
mkdir ibmdownload; cd ibmdownload wget http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/mdownload2/7248100.exe unzip 7248100.exe
In the contents of the archive, there's among the files another ZIP archive, containg the SMS software. Put the contents of this into a subdirectory like this:
mkdir sms; cd sms unzip ../sms107.exe
mformat a: mcopy *.* a: cd ..
mformat a: mcopy *.6xe a: mcopy p93h4940.im* a: cd ..