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Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board

To: Michael Anburaj <>
Subject: Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 03:25:29 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 02:32:03PM -0700, Michael Anburaj wrote:

> I am new to Linux. But I have a strong ARM & MIPS background with kernel 
> porting & other stuff.
> I want to get a higher-level view of the essential components of Linux for 
> MIPS & documentation about the kernel. Please point me to documents on the 
> net.

I suggest to get started.

> Question 2:
> Does Linux-MIPS support the MIPS Atlas board with 4Kc processor using 
> mipsisa32-elf build tool chain (Contain the appropriate HAL or BSP)? Is so, 
> please point me to documents that gives the exact build steps for the same.

No.  You must use a Linux configuration of the tools, that's mips-linux.

> Also do let me know if Cygwin over Win98 dev. environment is good for 
> building & developing with Linux-MIPS or do I need to have Linux installed 
> on my dev. machine?

I've never use Cygwin myself.  The reports I've received are a mixed bag
ranging from extremly bad to very good.


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