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Re: R3000 SGI machines

To: (William J. Earl)
Subject: Re: R3000 SGI machines
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 17:36:25 -0700 (PDT)
In-reply-to: <> from "William J. Earl" at Sep 26, 97 08:58:19 am
> Warner Losh writes:
>  > In message <> Ralf Baechle 
> writes:
>  > : I receive an increasing number of emails asking for Linux as replacement
>  > : operating system for older R3000 SGI machines as well as Mips Inc.
>  > : machines.  Is there still documentation available for these systems
>  > : that would make a port possible?
>  > 
>  > I'll have to search my email archive (which would take some doing),
>  > but someone at SGI offered to get me the sources to RISCos, or at
>  > least the device drivers.  They were donated to berkeley, who didn't
>  > integrate them into their 4.4 or 4.4lite release, was the story I was
>  > told.  Might be worth looking into.  Wouldn't help with some of the
>  > older SGI machines, but would help with the MIPS co boxes.
>      The RISCos driver source was supplied with every system, and we
> did donate the source to Berkeley.  Most of the VME controllers were
> common to MIPS and SGI VME systems, so most of the drivers, other than
> graphics, would be covered.

I think I can still get access to RISC/os 5.x system, maybe also old
RISC/os 4.51 tapes.  What files should I try to look for?

Andy, I think you still have Resi in use, don't you?  Any driver sources


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