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Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series

To: William Ellis <bellis@cerf.net>
Subject: Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 20:22:58 -0800
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.SOL.3.94.980110093122.2895A-100000@maelstrom.cerf.net>
References: <19980110120428.62352@thoma.uni-koblenz.de> <Pine.SOL.3.94.980110093122.2895A-100000@maelstrom.cerf.net>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
William Ellis writes:
 > 
 > 
 > 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 
 > 
 > >> I tried to compile the latest sources for an Indigo R4k .. with minimal
 > [*snip*]
 > > Did you modify the load address of the kernel?  Indy kernels are by
 > > default linked for address 0x88002000 because the Indy has a 128mb
 > > hole in it's address space there.  I assumes (wje???) that your box
 > > has it's memory mapped from 0x80000000 upwards, so this would only
 > > work if you actually have that more than 128mb ...

        The Challenge S and Indy are identical, except that the Challenge S
does not have a graphics card.


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