> : DECstations are not ARC compliant. A Linux port is in progress for
> : but it is presently stuck at the boot loader stage. I ahve been trying to
> : time to work on it, but haven't been very successful lately. I'm not sure
> : anyone else is working on said beast.
> You've likely already thought about this, but have you considered
> using the boot loader from NetBSD? If it understands ufs (aka ffs)
> only (which is likely), then you could either boot off of a ffs
> partition for now, or use libe2fs. Heck, even MIPS/Linux is booting
> off of a FAT partition only at this time.
hmm, decstations pulls in the first 8kb of the hd as the boot loader.
how this works can be learned from either Mach3.0 or NetBSD. also
there is a definition of the prom interface. i belive the magnum is
very similar to the decstation in this respect....