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Re: does the HURD run on this hardware?

On Fri, 06 Aug 1999, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 11:01:07AM +0200, Eberhard Burr wrote:
> > I've been unable to find a quick answer to this question in the web,
> > therefore I have to bother you with this.
> Well, you may want to try
> http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
> which has a fat link to the Hardware Compatibility Guide on top of the page.
> > My System has an AMD K6 processor, Matrox Millennium II video (I could 
> > replace it with an S3 986 based card) and only IBM harddisk on an Asus 
> > SC 200 (NCR 810 based) controller.
> The SCSI controller will be a problem. This is NCR53C8XX right? This driver
> is not included in the binary distributed kernel, because it breaks non-SCSI
> systems. You would have to compile your own kernel. Chicken and egg problem.
> I can compile you a custom kernel, but not before I leave for holidays. Drop
> me a mail if you can't cross compile a kernel and nobody else on this list
> steps in.
Actually cross compiling the gnumach kernel is not that hard, infact it's about
the only that that i was able to cross-compile. You can read my "easy" guide to
doing that at http://pages.hotbot.com/sf/igorkh/gnumach-cross.txt
Any questions or comments from more experiensed develpers are welcome.


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