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Re: MIPS R4000 Compaq Handheld CE

Subject: Re: MIPS R4000 Compaq Handheld CE
From: Warner Losh <>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 10:25:06 -0600
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 06 Aug 1998 18:17:21 BST." <>
References: <>
In message <> writes:
: I think of buying a Compaq 2010c
: It has a build in MIPS R4000, no disk, up to 32MB RAM,
: IrDa, RS-232, 1 pcmcia, 10MB ROM (software upgradeable).
: Do you think it would be possible to run Linux on this?
: With a pcmcia netcard it would be a nice little
: network analyzer :-)

The MIPS chip that it seems to be built around is the Vr4111.  This
chip isn't supported in the current Linux software.

The hard part is getting Linux loaded....  Or at least a bot loader
that groks how to upgrade the kernel.

I've looked into doing something similar with the palmtop sized
machines.  Someone even offered to send me one to do the port, but
that offer seems to have dried up.


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