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Re: Set Registers for VR4181A

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: Set Registers for VR4181A
From: Juan Quintela <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 14:44:31 +0100
Cc: Julian Scheel <>,
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>>>>> "ralf" == Ralf Baechle <> writes:

ralf> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 08:16:03AM +0100, Julian Scheel wrote:
>> as I wrote a few weeks ago I have a NEC VR4181A-Board, on which I want to 
>> get 
>> linux running. Currently I have a kernel which should work, but it can't 
>> boot, since linux seems to expect that the registers have been already set 
>> by 
>> the bootloader. Since the used bootloader is a very small one which only 
>> proceeds the given files (written by a friend of me) it didn't do this job, 
>> so linux tries to access registers, which are not set yet.

ralf> Fixinging the few assumptions that Linus is making about the initializaton
ralf> state of the machine should be fairly easy.

I assume you mean Linux :)

Later, Juan "who didn't knew that Linus hacked in Linux/MIPS lately"

In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they 
are different -- Larry McVoy

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