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Re: Unsuccesful trying to run Linux on RM200

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Subject: Re: Unsuccesful trying to run Linux on RM200
From: Michael Engel <engel@math.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 00:09:58 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <19981005215104.34902@alpha.franken.de> from "Thomas Bogendoerfer" at Oct 5, 98 09:51:04 pm
> On Mon, Oct 05, 1998 at 02:27:05PM +0200, Michael Engel wrote:
> > Over the weekend I started to hack on a standalone fdisk/mke2fs tool for
> > the RM200 based on MILO sources. As Ralf and Thomas decided that MILO is 
> > dead now I'm interested what the new bootloader will look like ...
> 
> :-)) We don't need an extra bootloader. With only minor hacks I got a
> kernel for my Olli, which boots directly from the ARC firmware.

Well, that's nice ! ;-)

> The only problem, which we probably have to face, are ARC firmware bugs.
> For example the RM200 loads executables off by 4 bytes to memory:-( But
> that's IMHO a small price for not having to maintain milo. 

Yep. One could also try to build a kernel for the big-endian SINIX firmware 
on the RM200, perhaps the SINIX firmware has less bugs ...

regards,
        Michael

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