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
> 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
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.