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Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded

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Subject: Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded
From: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 08:30:13 +0100
Cc: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com
In-reply-to: "Your message of Mon, 01 Feb 1999 06:31:26 +0100." <Pine.LNX.3.95.990201062947.8132C-100000@whale.dutch.mountain>
Reply-to: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com
Richard v.d. Berg wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Jan 30, 1999 at 06:57:15PM +0100, Richard van den Berg wrote:
> > 
> > > That's because of lack of a.out support of binutils, and as far as I
> > > understand will never happen in the official binutils. The solution for
> > > this is described at
> > > http://www.inter.nl.net/users/schnecke/html/mips/netboot.html
> > 
> > I removed the a.out support from the binutils because I though nobody
> > would have any use for it anymore.  Some time ago I discussed this with
> > Harald, his answer did was that there would be no real reason to add it
> > back.
> 
> Perhaps because the need for it lasts longer then Harald expected.
> 
> > If there is a good reason to add a.out back, just say so.  It's
> > really a trivial change.
>  
> It's only needed to get a DECstation loading Linux ;-) I've build a rpm
> package and load that up to decstation.unix-ag.org for as short as it is
> needed. 

My binutils is already available at:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~vhouten/mipsel/binutils-2.8.1-2D.mipsel.rpm

Regards,
Karel. 

-- 
Karel van Houten

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The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 
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