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Re: DECstation 5000/20

To: havner <havner@pld-linux.org>
Subject: Re: DECstation 5000/20
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 01:24:49 +0200
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havner wrote:
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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
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~vhouten/mipsel/vmlinux-2.4.18-decR3k.ecoff.tgz

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
well.


Thiemo

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