Re: linux for HP 9000 300/400 series
Rodney Schuler wrote:
> I have just acquired 3 HP 9000 425t machines. They are 68040 based machines
> with 32M of ram, SCSI and 1280x1024x8bit video. I am going to attempt to
> get them running under a free (speech) Unix. I am aware of a NetBSD port at
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/hp300/ and a Linux port at
> http://www.tazenda.demon.co.uk/phil/linux-hp/ The NetBSD port looks to be
> the more advanced, so I will probably try it first. The Linux port's web
> page has not been updated since Jan 1998.
> Does any Debian developer have any experience with these machines? Does
> anybody know of more recent Linux work on HP 9000 3xx/4xx machines? Would
> anybody be interested if I were to start working on a Debian port? I am not
> currently a Debian developer, but would like to become one.
> Rodney Schuler
I recently came into a rather large cache of HP9000/3xx machines. I
have at least 4 CPU's that will boot HPUX from one of the 3 disk units I
recieved with them. I also have 2 SCSI boards and many other
peripherals. I would also be interested in getting Linux to boot on
these units, so if you get any responses I'd be interested in hearing
the results. I can compile a kernel for the HP9000/300 but I can't
figure out how I would get it on the box to boot and install.