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Re: linux on sinix rm400

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Subject: Re: linux on sinix rm400
From: Michael Engel <engel@math.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 09:23:35 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <19990511002843.B15947@void.s.bawue.de> from "Florian Laws" at May 11, 99 00:28:43 am
> 
> I have an 8 years old RM400/05 here are I would really like to get
> Linux running on it.

[...]

> And here the labels on some of the major chips on the mainboard:
> 
> (left of the CPU):
>               LSI     LR 3230 HC-33
>                       MIPS RWB
>                       NAC 9301 [delta]
>                       OB 9507 FSDNA2

Cache controller, I think ...

> (below):
>               APPIAN  POACH 8
>                       82C331
> 
>               APPIAN  POACH 1
>                       82C230-12
> 
> (near the ISA slots, right):
>               INTEL   S82352
>                       S7297

These three should be some kind of PC chipset IIRC ...

> (near the ISA slots, above):
>               VLSI    9252 BV 271671
>                       VL16C552-QC

Dual UART (2 16550's in one ...)

> (further above, could be SCSI?):
>               NCR     SIOP
>                       53C200

Maybe it's 53C700 ? That's definitely a SCSI controller ...

> (further above, could be Ethernet?):
>               INTEL   ?

Let me guess ... 82586 or 82596. Looks rather similar to the hardware
used in my RM200 (except for the R3000 CPU ...). The problem is that 
support isn't likely unless one of the developers has a machine to 
experiment with. Ralf has a RM200C (PCI,  R4600PC-based) and I have an
older RM200 (ISA/VLB, also has a R4600PC CPU) but I haven't even seen
a R3000-based SNI machine ...

regards,
        Michael

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