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Re: R10000 / R5000 and Debian

* Robin Haunschild <H@unschild.de> [2004-08-25 17:18]:
> I have the opportunity to buy a SGI R10000 or R5000 (model O2) very
> cheap.

Funny, there have been three enquiries about the O2 in the last two
days. ;-)  I have an O2 R5K and looked into getting Debian and
debian-installer running recently.  There aren't too many problems
that need to be fixed.  While we won't provide official O2 images for
sarge (our next release), I intend to provide images for the O2 on my
web site.  If you give me a few days, I can do that.  That will be for
the R5000 model since I cannot test the R10000.

> I found on the Debian-Website that there are known problems for these models:

The mips page is unfortunately fairly out of date.

> O2 R10000 is NOT supported

I think there's support now, but I'm not sure.

> O2 R5000 - EXPERIMENTAL without framebuffer

This should work but I cannot test it.  I did an installation via
serial console (with my modified boot images) and that worked fine.
Martin Michlmayr

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