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Re: MIPS R4000 Magnum Installation Procedure

To: Christer Eliasson <>
Subject: Re: MIPS R4000 Magnum Installation Procedure
From: Richard van den Berg <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 15:31:08 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <>
On Fri, 13 Aug 1999, Christer Eliasson wrote:

> I did recently get my hands on a MIPS Magnum R4000
> What i have is just the Motherboard,Gfx board, Sound Board, Ethernet
> board
> No disks and no floppy yet
> I have runned Linux/Unix(Solaris mainly)
> for 5 Years totally so im no Linux newbie
> To the questions
> 1.    Can i use Any floppy (ie a PC floppy) ?
> 2.    Is there any limitations on the SCSI disks (Size, manufacturer) ?
> 3.    I have Downloaded the entire FTP site (just in case) and now im
> planning to
>         install linux but i didnt find any good pointers on how to
> Install it ?

Have you read the Linux/MIPS HOWTO that is available at That gives
some links too.

> 4.    Where can i find info on the POST codes on the LED display ?

Good luck!


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