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Re: Little Endian - Debian/Linux/MIPS Port

Subject: Re: Little Endian - Debian/Linux/MIPS Port
From: (Karel van Houten)
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 18:52:38 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <Pine.SOL.3.95.990318104045.26741B-100000@ecom5>
Hi Russ,

Have a look at the DECStation linux port pages at: or at my personal decstation page at: (more up-to-date).

This is a Little Endian port of Linux for R3000 / R4000 DECStations.

Russ wrote:
> In Summary.
>  No Linux Kernel binaries exist for little endian. Whether or not a
>  working kernel for little endian can even be cross-compiled for the
>  little endian is dependant upon the current maintenance status of the
>  Linux kernel source code for linux-mipsel which I do not know.
>  So the only thing that those interested in running Linux on little endian
>  can do is either cross their fingers and hope things work out with my
>  efforts, or help develop a running port of linux on little endian which
>  might include cross-compiling and/or kernel hacking. The latter is
>  encouraged.
>  Also, anyone at all out there who can give me solid information about the
>  current maintenance status of linux-mipsel in the Linux Source code, or
>  what not, is appreciated.
>                                               -----russ-----

Karel van Houten

The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 

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