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> What's the recommended kernel for this machine?
> I've only managed to boot 2.4.17 from debian and 2.4.18
This is very old.
> Unfortunately both of them freezes system (RH7.1/RH7.3) f.e. when trying to
> cat /proc/cpuinfo. No oops, no message on serial, just hard freeze.
Fixed in newer 2.4 kernels from linux-mips.org.
> using rpm also likes to freeze this machine. I've tried co cross compile
> kernel from cvs at linux-mips.org, but it stop at boot time just after
> setting high precission timer. vanila kernel (2.6.7) ends with kernel panic.
linux-mips.org CVS, -r linux_2_4, should work for serial console. Debian
has a r3k-kn02 kernel package for mipsel which is supposed to work as