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Re: RM300 ?

To: Aivo Kalu <Aivo.Kalu@mfa.ee>
Subject: Re: RM300 ?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 00:31:49 +0200
Cc: "'linux-mips@fnet.fr'" <linux-mips@fnet.fr>
In-reply-to: <8437722F833CD211915400A0C94B324801F4B704@geisha.tallinn.mfa>; from Aivo Kalu on Fri, Jun 04, 1999 at 10:21:58PM +0200
References: <8437722F833CD211915400A0C94B324801F4B704@geisha.tallinn.mfa>
On Fri, Jun 04, 1999 at 10:21:58PM +0200, Aivo Kalu wrote:

> MFA of Estonia currently possesses an Siemens Nixdorf RM300 box, with a
> R4600/R4400 processor. It currently runs SINIX V5.42, but I personally
> dislike this old UNIX and would love to run modern Linux on it. 
> 
> By checking the http://lena.fnet.fr/, I fount to my dissappointment, that
> linux/MIPS doesn't yet run on it. Could you please tell me, if there is a
> big difference between RM200 and RM300 or is the difference in cards ? 

These pages are _outdated_.

> I think we cannot lend you the machine to port Linux to it, but I think I
> could help you in some other ways (ftp mirror, testing the port, ...). Is
> there anything I could do for helping the RM300 ? 

I assume you have the RM300 version with EISA and PCI slots?  Other, older
versions are not supported.

The RM300 is basically identiac with the RM200, so basically Linux *should*
run on it but I never received any reports.

  Ralf

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