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Re: Linux support for Origin 2000

To: David Hansen <hansen@phys.ufl.edu>
Subject: Re: Linux support for Origin 2000
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 02:55:03 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.SOL.4.44.0207181045490.6712-100000@neptune.phys.ufl.edu>; from hansen@phys.ufl.edu on Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 10:49:39AM -0400
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On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 10:49:39AM -0400, David Hansen wrote:

>   Is anyone on this list currently running Linux on an Origin 2000? I am
> looking into setting up an Origin 2000 (16p (R4400 195Mhz)) for my
> department and I'm looking for information on Origin 2000 support (i.e.-
> which kernels have stable support for it, can I do a native installation
> of Linux on the Origin 2000?, etc...).

The Origin kernel is suffering a bit from bit rot; checkout a copy of
2.4.9 as of November 1 and use the tools that are provided on
ftp.linux-mips.org in /pub/linux/mips/crossdev/ for mips64-linux targets to
build the kernel.  Then boot from nfs root.

Four line quick installation howto :)

  Ralf


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