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Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series

To: Charles Marker <>
Subject: Re: SGI/Linux on a Challenge S series
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 19:43:05 +0100
Cc: William Ellis <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from Charles Marker on Sat, Jan 10, 1998 at 10:04:32AM -0800
References: <> <>
On Sat, Jan 10, 1998 at 10:04:32AM -0800, Charles Marker wrote:

> > I just got hold of a spare Challenge S Series(R5000) I was
> > going to attempt putting SGI/Linux on.  I know the porting is
> > basicaly geared for the Indy's but I was going to muck with it
> > a bunch. Then I just saw this post and was wondering if there 
> > was any quick, good heads-up for these machines.  
> > Thanks, Bill 
> A Challenge S is just an Indy with the graphics, ISDN and some of the
> digital media removed.  As long as the kernel is probing for those
> devices and handling their non existance correctly, this should work
> reasonably well.

So chances are it's actually running.  So far I've never seen reports
from anybody attempting to run Linux on a Challenge S, so I'm curious.


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