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Re: Sharp HC-4100 MIPS

To: "Ron Guerin" <>
Subject: Re: Sharp HC-4100 MIPS
From: Warner Losh <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 13:11:16 -0600
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 11 Jun 1999 08:55:27 EDT." <000701beb409$adf0d720$4b5da7cd@ron>
References: <000701beb409$adf0d720$4b5da7cd@ron>
In message <000701beb409$adf0d720$4b5da7cd@ron> "Ron Guerin" writes:
: Anyone trying to port Linux/MIPS to hand-held PCs?  I have a Sharp HC-4100
: MIPS hand-held I have a strange urge to run Linux on. ;)

No.  No one is porting to the CPU that is in the sharp.  I think that
it is a R3912, made by toshiba.  The only real porting that I've seen
any real progress on is for the PR31700 so that Nino's and frends
work.  12MB may be a little small, however.

There is a linuxce site (, but so far it is just

Some Japanese programmers have ported NetBSD to the Vr41xx class of
machines.  It boots to multi-user mode now, assuming that you have a
big enough CF or use NFSROOT.

You can find links to datasheets, netbsd, linuxce, etc and a fairly
complete table of all WinCE machines based on MIPS at


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