Subject: 1380 LINUX DEBUTS ON POWERPC - BUT POWER MAC PORT IS STILL THWARTED (fwd)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ernst J. du Toit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1995 09:50:30
I just picked this titbit up from the PowerPC news magazine...
My only question is: WHERE IS THE NETBSD guys???
On the other hand, just to show I'm NOT just moaning :-), I've got 2 IBM
PowerPC based boxes here to start crosscompiling IF I can get an afforable
(ie I can afford) PowerPC box... sob!
> LINUX DEBUTS ON POWERPC - BUT POWER MAC PORT IS STILL THWARTED
> (July 17th 1995) The first working Linux kernel for a PowerPC based
> machine was made available for anonymous FTP from
> ftp://liber.stanford.edu/pub/linuxppc last week. The port of Linux
> 1.2, runs on Motorola's PowerPC VME 1603 machine, but is still in its
> formative stages, according to Joseph Brothers who is coordinating
> the project. It "boots and runs the rc shell single-user, but little
> else. It has few utilities and almost no drivers, so far. It does
> not have X" he says. The software can be built by cross-compiling
> with gcc 2.7.0 and binutils 2.5.2 using ELF binary format.
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> The next most likely target machines after the Motorola box are
> Motorola's Ultra and PowerStack computers and IBM's PowerPC-based
> RS/6000s. The current port is mainly the effort of Gary Thomas of
> Mercury Computer Systems. Anyone who wants to help with the port can
> follow developments via the email@example.com mailing list
> or by anonymous ftp to ftp://liber.stanford.edu/pub/incoming.
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