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Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series

To: Charles Marker <marker@daddyo.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 19:43:05 +0100
Cc: William Ellis <bellis@cerf.net>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199801101804.KAA62540@daddyo.engr.sgi.com>; from Charles Marker on Sat, Jan 10, 1998 at 10:04:32AM -0800
References: <Pine.SOL.3.94.980110093122.2895A-100000@maelstrom.cerf.net> <199801101804.KAA62540@daddyo.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Sat, Jan 10, 1998 at 10:04:32AM -0800, Charles Marker wrote:

> > I just got hold of a spare Challenge S Series(R5000) I was
> > going to attempt putting SGI/Linux on.  I know the porting is
> > basicaly geared for the Indy's but I was going to muck with it
> > a bunch. Then I just saw this post and was wondering if there 
> > was any quick, good heads-up for these machines.  
> > Thanks, Bill 
> 
> A Challenge S is just an Indy with the graphics, ISDN and some of the
> digital media removed.  As long as the kernel is probing for those
> devices and handling their non existance correctly, this should work
> reasonably well.

So chances are it's actually running.  So far I've never seen reports
from anybody attempting to run Linux on a Challenge S, so I'm curious.

  Ralf

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