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Re: Linux for ARC compliant MIP

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Subject: Re: Linux for ARC compliant MIP
From: Per Fogelstrom <pefo@enea.se>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 23:26:00 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <199510242043.OAA22035@rover.village.org> from "Warner Losh" at Oct 24, 95 02:43:56 pm
> 
> : DECstations are not ARC compliant.  A Linux port is in progress for 
> DS3100/5000
> : but it is presently stuck at the boot loader stage.  I ahve been trying to 
> find
> : time to work on it, but haven't been very successful lately.  I'm not sure 
> if
> : anyone else is working on said beast.
> 
> You've likely already thought about this, but have you considered
> using the boot loader from NetBSD?  If it understands ufs (aka ffs)
> only (which is likely), then you could either boot off of a ffs
> partition for now, or use libe2fs.  Heck, even MIPS/Linux is booting
> off of a FAT partition only at this time.
> 
hmm, decstations pulls in the first 8kb of the hd as the boot loader.
how this works can be learned from either Mach3.0 or NetBSD. also
there is a definition of the prom interface. i belive the magnum is
very similar to the decstation in this respect....

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