On Wed, 8 Sep 1999, Kindt Dominique wrote:
> I am system adminstrator of the University of Antwerp (Belgium)
> and i just received (I've powered it of myself) an old Decstation
Which DECstation 5000; a 5000/20, a 5000/260 or one in between? They do
differ a bit.
> Now I want install a linux on it (to scan the network ... and run
> some nifty tools ...) but I cannot seem to get it running. Netbsd is
> no problem.
Both my /25 and /133 run Linux.
> I've tried a lot (except for the milo) and nothing seems to work.
Following tips and instructions on http://www.xs4all.nl/~vhouten/mipsel/
can result in a DECstation running Linux.
> Is my only sollution crossdevelopment?
Well, earlier today the /133 compiled a kernel from fresh cvs
source running Linux, but a kernel can also be cross-compiled
if you follow the steps in the Linux/MIPS HOWTO at
Compiling programs I would prefer to do natively, but that is not always
necessary as ftp.linux.sgi.com has a lot pre-built packages.