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Re: Status

To: Greg Chesson <greg@xtp.engr.sgi.com>, Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Subject: Re: Status
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 19:05:45 +0100
Cc: Ariel Faigon <ariel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, Fredrik Rovik <fredrov@hotmail.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <9812230951.ZM5336@xtp.engr.sgi.com>; from Greg Chesson on Wed, Dec 23, 1998 at 09:51:36AM -0800
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.981222224859.1946C-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca> <9812230951.ZM5336@xtp.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Wed, Dec 23, 1998 at 09:51:36AM -0800, Greg Chesson wrote:

> Indy, I2, and Challenge-S are all related.
> Challenge-S is an Indy (small blue box) with the media stuff removed,
> with basically the same motherboard.  I don't know for sure whether
> it has the extra SCSI channel like the I2.  The I2 is a different
> motherboard in a larger (than Indy) box.  Core chipsets are the same.
> 
> What we need to do is make it easy for Linux to determine what
> chipsets are attached to the cpu.  Bill Earl might have some straightforward
> answers.  I'm in favor of simply publishing the relevant sections
> of Irix bootstrap code.  Perhaps Santa Claus can make a code drop this year.

Isn't that ``Full House'' vs. ``Guiness''?  Linux knows that difference since
it is running on the Indy.

  Ralf

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