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RE: Linux on decstation 5000/25...

To: cameron@mail.earth.monash.edu.au
Subject: RE: Linux on decstation 5000/25...
From: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 17:27:20 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <199902090742.SAA26109@bifrost.earth.monash.edu.au>
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Sender: harry@franz.no.dom
Hi, 
On 09-Feb-99 cameron@mail.earth.monash.edu.au wrote:
> I just scored a lab of dec5000/25's for our department to use as
> xterminals and I was wondering on the status of linux on them. 
> 
> The tftp instructions are quite clear, great work!!!
> 
> I tried:
>    dec_vmlinux.2.1.14.test4.gz. . .  [May 18  1997]    249k
>    dec_vmlinux.gz . . . . . . . . .  [Jan  8  1996]    231k
> 
> 2.1.14 seemed to boot ok, but dec_vmlinux got to the calibrating part
> and then hung. :( These images are quite old and I was wondering if
> development of this linux port has stopped.
> 
> No point trying to work out how to boot diskless them if the kernel
> stuff
> doesnt fly.... 

You may want to visit http://decstation.unix-ag.org. There has been quite
some progress since the good ol' 2.1.14 days :-).

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Regards,
Harald

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