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Re: Personal DECstation 5000/25

To: Dylan Griffiths <Dylan_G@bigfoot.com>
Subject: Re: Personal DECstation 5000/25
From: "Mr. James W. Laferriere" <babydr@baby-dragons.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:10:33 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Kristoff Bonne <kristoff@belbone.net>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <397F4B56.BD63071A@bigfoot.com>
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Dylan Griffiths wrote:
> Kristoff Bonne wrote:
> > I 'played' with linux/MIPS on such a box about two years ago, and I this
> > the following:
> > - I had an ultrix-disk in the box, booted ultrix and ftp-ed the linux
> > kernel image onto that disk.
> > - I went back to the boot-prompt.
> > - I did a boot of the linux-kernel from that disk.
> > 
> > But, that was pre-Y2K and - as I know ultrix is not Y2K-  I am not sure
> > it would even still boot now ;-).
> 
> The DECstation does boot OpenBSD 2.2 right now, but it's non-functional
> because of the files ripped out of it (no fstab, no /usr, etc).  The clock
> has its own Y2k issues ("lost 120 days" every time it boots, and it thinks
> it's 1996).
> 
> I have a 2.2.10 MIPs image for the box, but no MOP loader (OpenBSD has MOPD,
> but I need the SYS file).  I kinda get 2.0.7 to boot via tftp (as it's < 1mb
> and doesn't tickle the PROM bug), but it's not really useful.
> 
> I have a nice VT220 (and a 320) I intend to use for serial console until I'm
> sure my framebuffer works, etc.. but none of this can be done until I get a
> MOP loader.
> 
> PS: How can I get subscribed to this list? :)
> -- 
>     www.kuro5hin.org -- technology and culture, from the trenches.
> 

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