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Re: R10000 / R5000 and Debian


am Mittwoch, 25. August 2004 17:44 schrieb Martin Michlmayr:
> * 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.

Geat! Thank You! I hope that I can get the machines until the next weekend or 
a week later, but I don't know if it is possible. There are some datas to 
save. ;)

> > 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 The mips page is unfortunately fairly out of date.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.

Then I will test it when Your boot images are ready.


Robin Haunschild

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