Subject: Re: Linux on PS1, how'd they do that?!?!
To: Rob Healey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2001 15:50:18
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 05:09:25PM -0500, Rob Healey wrote:
> There's been recent hay made on an alpha Linux distribution,
> www.runix.ru, for the Playstation ONE?!?!
> Anyone know what chip the PS1 uses? I didn't think it would have
> the MMU, let alone the memory and I/O capability, to run anything
> *ix in nature. Is there a secret full function serial port on the
> PS1 like the Dreamcast has to uses as a console and/or I/O port?
> Thoughts? Comments? Brick bats?
The original PlayStation has a MIPS processor -- it's entirely
possible that they didn't rip the TLB out of the core....
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>