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Re: make netboot/vmlinux.ecoff for Decstation

Subject: Re: make netboot/vmlinux.ecoff for Decstation
From: Richard van den Berg <>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 18:16:59 +0100 (MET)
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On 1 Mar 2000, Andreas Jaeger wrote:

> Reading some old documents on getting Linux running on my Decstation
> 5000/120, I found that you should be able to run `make netboot' to get
> a vmlinux.ecoff file for booting via net [1].  But this doesn't seem
> to work with the current Linux CVS version from OSS.  I've made a
> small hack to get a working vmlinux.ecoff 2.3.47 but I don't think
> this is the proper way.
> Could somebody check what's broken and tell me how to get cleanly a
> vmlinux.ecoff version?

With 2.3.42 and also 2.3.21 `make boot` produced vmlinux.ecoff in
the arch/mips/boot directory.

> Footnotes: 
> [1]  I wasn't successfull with Karel's kernels.

I do have a stable 2.3.21 kernel that runs on a 5k/133 and 2 5k/25's with
only the basic stuff supported, e.g. no modules.


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