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linux on PERSONAL DECstation5000/33

Subject: linux on PERSONAL DECstation5000/33
From: Kristoff Bonne <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:44:46 +0200 (MET DST)
Reply-to: Kristoff Bonne <>

I've tried booting a linux-kernel on my personal DECstation 5000/33, but it 
What I did was this:
- I FTPed the binary image of the 2.1.14pl2 kernel from
- copied it onto the rz-25 drive of my DS5000 (currently running NetBSD 1.2), 
and called it 'vmlinux'
- did a 'halt' and 'boot 3/rz4/vmlinux'.
- I got the following messages:
3/rz4/vmlinux: bad magic 40162
Can't boot '3/rz4/vmlinux'

Is this because I copied the file onto my disk (and hence don't use TFTP)
Is there somewhere a 'HOWTO' on how to start with linux/MIPS?

(I have a sun sitting just next to my dec-station. What's the fasted way to set 
up a bootp and tftp on a sun running solaris 2.6)

Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.
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