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Re: Linux on the Origin 2000

To: Daniel Robert Franklin <daniel@ieee.uow.edu.au>
Subject: Re: Linux on the Origin 2000
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 18:18:48 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <E16y0Hf-0001Ag-00@klystron.ieee.uow.edu.au>; from daniel@ieee.uow.edu.au on Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 11:00:22AM +1000
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On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 11:00:22AM +1000, Daniel Robert Franklin wrote:

> My research centre has been donated a beautiful SGI Origin 2000 server (512
> MB RAM, 2x180 MHz R10000 CPU) machine... we got IRIX up on it, but I'm quite
> keen to try running Linux on it as well. I note in the linux-mips HOWTO
> there is a mention that as of last year the kernel boots, and code to
> support this machine is now in CVS, but it all sounds rather experimental.
> 
> Can anyone tell me what the status of Origin 2000 support is, and is it
> worth trying to install? I'd be quite keen to help in testing Linux on this
> machine (if I can get Debian up and running on it I will be very very happy
> indeed :)

Lacking access to a machine the code may have suffered some bitrot but
basically it's supposed to work though not as fullfeatured as the 32-bit
kernel.  We had it running on MP systems of 2-128 processors.

  Ralf

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