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Re: Unsuccesful trying to run Linux on RM200

Subject: Re: Unsuccesful trying to run Linux on RM200
From: Aleksandr Konstantinov <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 05:11:45 -0700 (PDT)
---Michael Engel <> wrote:
> Hi,
     Thank for answer Michael.
> >  We have RM200 box with broken SINIX in it.
> Just out of interest - is this a RM200 with ISA slots or the newer
> RM200C PCI-based machine ?
  It is old ISA machine.
> > We would like to try Linux. We tryed to load MILO
> > through prom monitor but it don't recognize
> > FAT (it's sinix firmware, we don't have > > sinix_to_nt)
> That's (one of) the problem(s). The Sinix firmware runs in big
endian mode 
> whereas ARC runs in little endian mode. I'm not sure >where to find 
> SINIX_TO_NT, perhaps we could convince Siemens to
> release the firmware
> update images now that the RM200 seems to be > discontinued.
  And what  are other problems? 
  Maybe someone having RM200 could share sinix_to_nt
(is it possible or it should be unique? )
> Btw., IIRC there may still be problems with Ralf's > RM200 code -
he'll surely
> comment on this.
    Ralf, could You,please,  tell Your word ? Is it
 possible to run Linux on old ISA RM200 ?
> regards,
>       Michael Engel   (
                             Aleksandr Konstantinov

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