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Re: Llinux-mips on NetPower computer ?

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr, jvichere@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Re: Llinux-mips on NetPower computer ?
From: Andreas Busse <andy@soft-n-hard.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 07:47:41 +0100
Cc: andy@soft-n-hard.de
In-reply-to: <199601180640.XAA23090@rover.village.org>
Hi,

 > 
 > I don't think the NetPower R4400 machine is currently supported.  If
 > your friend can get the right documentation for that machine, it
 > shouldn't be horrible to integrate changes for that machine into the
 > main development effort.  The bulk of the R4400 interrupt handling,
 > memory management, etc has been completed (in fact Ralf, one of the
 > main developers, has an Acer MIPS box that he has uptimes of 5 days
 > on).
 > 
 > However, if you can't get documentation, you will likely find it a
 > hard and frustrating battle.  I have an older deskstation rPC 44 which
 > runs only at 100MHz that I've been having difficulty getting up and
 > running due, in part, to lack of adequate documentation.
 > 

I already tried to contact someone at NetPower regarding Linux/MIPS
but I got *no* response at all to my mail messages. Try to convince
them that Linux/MIPS is a good idea and might increase their sales
and you might have luck.

Cheers,
Andy


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