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RE: mips dist?

To: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Subject: RE: mips dist?
From: tmaloney@ixl.com
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 11:12:14 -0500
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
excellent, i await your reports.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Chilton [mailto:ian@ichilton.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 11:07 AM
To: Michl Ladislav
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: mips dist?


Hello,

> You could do following: download kernel and base-files from
> ftp://ftp.rfc822.org/pub/local/debian-mips/. install bootp, tftp and nfs
> server on another machine (howto can be found in archives) and boot linux
> from this remote computer. after that you can partition your harddisk,
> create filesystems and copy kernel and base-files. instruction how to boot
> linux directly from harddisk (for indy) can be found at:
>
http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/linux-mips/indy-boot/indy-hd-boot-micro-h
owto.html
> now, you have fully functional Debian/GNU Linux, just wait for new
> packages :-)


I know about this. There is also Simple Linux/MIPS, and soon, my own base
systems which will be downloadable, but to answer the origional question,
there is no full distro for Linux/MIPS with a proper installer, except the
very old, outdated, broken Hardhat.

However, on a brigher note, things are moving on at the moment. Ralf is
working on a Redhat 7.0, based on glibc 2.2, and Flo (lolo) has started
uploading debian packages based on glibc 2.2 to debian.org, so we are moving
closed to having some working, easier to install systems.


Bye for Now,

Ian


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