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Re: Running Linux on an NCD HMX X-Terminal

To: Adam Nielsen <>
Subject: Re: Running Linux on an NCD HMX X-Terminal
From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 07:40:25 -0500
In-reply-to: Message from Adam Nielsen <> of "Sat, 10 Jan 2004 15:05:04 +1000." <200401101505.04453@korath>
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Adam Nielsen wrote:
>Does anyone know what my chances would be of getting a Linux kernel on it?  I 
>found a couple of precompiled MIPS kernel images (one was ELF32 but the other 
>was ELF64), however when I tried to boot them the terminal simply said "Load 
>address out of range" and aborted.  I was using the precompiled images 
>because I really want to know whether it'll work before I go to the trouble 
>of installing all the cross-compilation tools.

I brought up linux on the PPC403 version of an NCD x-terminal.  As I recall I
had to write program to hack the elf header to get kernels to load.

The project is at

And the program to hack the kernel elf file is

You may get lucky and find they used the same format for MIPS...


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