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Re: Is my machine supported

To: Chris Winter <elwintro@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Is my machine supported
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 13:45:16 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <F80MNqOK1hIHlQzlDfD00009f63@hotmail.com>; from elwintro@hotmail.com on Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 04:43:58PM +0000
References: <F80MNqOK1hIHlQzlDfD00009f63@hotmail.com>
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 04:43:58PM +0000, Chris Winter wrote:

> I recently discovered a MIPS-based machine at work (which was hidden away in 
> our server room). It is a NeTpower FASTseries MP machine with a single R4400 
> 200MHz MIPS processor, 64MB RAM, 1.something Gb hard drive, CD-ROM drive, 
> SCSI controller, ethernet card, sound card, Diamond Stealth 64 PCI graphics 
> card.
> 
> I have no idea what BIOS this machine runs, but the sticker on the chip 
> says: NeTpower FASTseries FW Rev:2.20 8/29/95
> 
> Currently, the machine runs Windows Nt 3.51 at a pretty impressive speed, 
> but I would be very interested in getting a Linux kernel running on it.
> 
> Having found your site on the internet, I was wondering if you had any made 
> any progress in getting your MIPS-based linux kernel to work on this 
> machine?

That machine is probably a Netpower 100 which is an Acer PICA in disguise.
Considering the age still not a slow machine.  The Linux support for this
machine is currently unmaintained and it would probably take some kernel
hacking to get it working again.

  Ralf

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