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Re: DecStation 5100

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Subject: Re: DecStation 5100
From: Stu Allen <allens@vivanet.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 23:44:04 -0500
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References: <199611050034.AA07823@suite.sw.oz.au>
Sender: allens@mke.acr.gmeds.com
Paul Antoine wrote:
> 
> Hi guys,
> 
> I'm back in the land of the living, at least for two weeks until I
> return to the US... :-)
> 
Hi Paul!! Welcome back!

(snip)
> 
> The probable reason for this is my use of the DECstation's boot PROM
> callback routines for printing to the console.  The DECsystem almost
> certainly doesn't support the same call-backs, if at all.  Even the
> DECstation 3100's have different boot PROMs, though I believe they do
> support the same functions via a similar mechanism.
> 
(snip)

Any update on that documentation from DEC?  I'd love to dig into this
if I only had somewhere to start!


> Maybe I should just load the Linux/MIPS source up on a laptop and hack
> my way through my business trips instead of reading science fiction
> and fantasy novels on the aeroplanes in a vain attempt to remain
> sane.... :-)

But you'd need a MIPS laptop!  :-)

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