A Debian distribution for both little and big endian machines can be found at <http://www.debian.org/ports/mips/>. At the time of writing (January 2002) we are using a 2.4 kernel; kernel code is shared with the ports being done by people from MIPS Technologies, Inc.).
RedHat 7.1 based
A complete distribution based on RedHat's 7.1, ported by H.J. Lu, can be found at <ftp://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/linux/mips/redhat/7.1/>.
Maciej W. Rozycki
A little-endian only distribution is maintained by Maciej at <ftp://ftp3.ds.pg.gda.pl/people/macro/> or the mirror <ftp://ftp.rfc822.org/pub/mirror/ftp3.ds.pg.gda.pl/people/macro/>.
MIPS maintain a version of the above, including complete installable CD-ROM images, at <ftp://ftp.mips.com/pub/linux/mips/installation/redhat7.1/>.