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Re: Linux Kernel for Telekom MR303

To: Matthias Bock <bockmatthias@web.de>
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel for Telekom MR303
From: Guenter Roeck <guenter.roeck@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:35:43 -0800
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On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:39:11AM -0500, Matthias Bock wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> yes, I've seen the site you linked and have already mailed
> to Tatung, but no response received yet and there's also no Linux
> available on their website.
> Anyway I guess they are only communicating with big distributors
> like Telekom, no support for private people.
> 
> Nevertheless I intend to put barebox or U-Boot compiled for
> MIPS in the MBR of the box's hard disk, loading a
> Linux MIPS kernel and booting into Debian MIPS.
> That project should have a chance, right?
> 
I'd say it is worth a try.

On a side note, top posting is discouraged on Linux kernel mailing lists.

Thanks,
Guenter

> Cheers! Matthias
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> > you would need a version of Linux for this specific box. I found a
> reference on the web
> > indicating that the OEM (Tatung Technology Inc) also offers Linux for
> this box. See
> >
> http://www.marcush.de/2011/02/12/test-des-mr303-telekom-entertain-media-receiver-303.
> > But even if you manage to get and load a Linux image, there would be
> no guarantee that
> > you could get it to work - if your internet or TV service requires an
> activation code
> > stored in the box, you would likely be out of luck.
> > 
> > Also, keep in mind you don't just need a kernel. You need a complete
> distribution with
> > root file system etc.
> > 
> > Guenter
> > 
> > 
> On Sat, 2011-11-12 at 10:20 -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:50:55PM -0500, Matthias Bock wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I hope, this is the correct mailing list ...
> > > 
> > > Together with my Internet Package (Telekom Entertain) came a Receiver.
> > > It turned out, it runs Windows CE, so I disassembled it in order to
> > > replace it by Linux:
> > > 
> > > It contains the 32-bit MIPS CPU Broadcom BCM7405 at 400 MHz,
> > > 256 MByte DDR2 SDRAM, 4 MByte Flash and a 500 GB SATA HD.
> > > 
> > > I have never compiled Linux for platforms other than
> > > provided in the kernel config menu "Processor type...".
> > > 
> > > Where do I have to start ?
> > > And where can I share my developments ?
> > > 
> 
> 

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