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Re: more DECstation query

To: Stu Allen <stu@cinops.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: more DECstation query
From: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 22:01:15 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <200001111910.OAA02178@kingfisher.cinops.xerox.com>
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Sender: harry@franz.no.dom
Hi Stu,

long time, no see :-)

On 11-Jan-00 Stu Allen wrote:
> I'd be very interested in trying out the current MIPS stuff on mine -- I got
> as far as getting to "can't mount root device" if I remember correctly a
> couple years ago, but my involvement since then has been limited to just
> reading an occasional message on the mailing list(s).  The major stumbling
> block I think was the memory sizing routine -- I ended up hardcoding my
> memory size and recompiling a custom kernel to get that far.

As far as I can remember the DS5100 PROM left the "Boot Exception Vector" bit
enabled. This is easy to fix.
 
> Is there somewhere I can go for a summary of where everything stands today,
> and what I need to grab to give it another whirl?

http://decstation.unix-ag.org
http://www.xs4all.nl/~vhouten/mipsel/
http://web.inter.NL.net/users/schnecke/mips/

and, of course

http://oss.sgi.com/www.linux.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html

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Regards,
Harald

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