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Re: linux/mips on a NeTpower R4400

Subject: Re: linux/mips on a NeTpower R4400
From: Michael Engel <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 00:11:02 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Marshall radwin" at Apr 5, 99 04:56:27 pm

I don't think the NeTpower is supported so far. 

> Dan, I have a NeTpower Fastseries MP (single processor, R4400) and am 
> fairly new to Linux as well. I have tried the Hardhat 5.1 image with no 
> luck. I am not a kernel hacker and don't have a lot of time to work on
> this but am interested to hear what you find. In addition, I might suggest 
> confirming the Endian byte order this box uses before investing too heavily 
> in dead brain cells.

I assume the NeTpower was originally running NT, so it most probably is
a ARC-firmware based little endian machine. 

        Michael Engel   (

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