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Re: Linux on Mips based Handheld computer

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Subject: Re: Linux on Mips based Handheld computer
From: Warner Losh <imp@village.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 00:27:59 -0700
Cc: "Per Christopher Aarĝe Undheim" <peru@ifi.uio.no>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 08 Feb 1999 13:47:44 +0100." <36BEDCEF.F0A71740@ifi.uio.no>
References: <36BEDCEF.F0A71740@ifi.uio.no>
In message <36BEDCEF.F0A71740@ifi.uio.no> "Per Christopher Aar e Undheim" 
writes:
: Any development ongoing for getting linux on Handheld mips based
: computers as the Compaq C-series machines? 

No.

: They run a 75 mhz MIPS risc
: prosessor, but as of now, I havent gotten any extencive info from compaq
: about the cpu.

That matters a lot :-)

: I am planing to buy myself on on theese machines, and
: running windows CE is not an option ;) Theese machines has many snacksy
: features, and should be a cool machine to run linux on.. The base models
: is equiped with 8-20-32 mb ram  a 16 mb rom (obviosly need some info
: from compaq into how the rom could be removed/ replaced/erased.) allso
: supporting flash cards for storage.

You can't erase the ROMs, but you can replace them.  However, that is
non-trivial.

: Please let me know if you have any input. I fear I will spend much time
: in hacking around with it all on my own  ;P

See my other messages to linux-mips for the status of the generic
efforts to get Linux on these machines.

Warner

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