Subject: Re: Cobalt Qube support?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ryan Woodsmall <email@example.com>
Date: 12/09/1999 02:48:25
These are MIPS machines... I do believe that they are R5000-based
machines, but don't quote me on that. As for what they are: IDE hard
disk, PCI bus with one open slot, they use DIMM memory, built-in dual
ethernet, built-in serial ports, NO graphics, but that could be changed
using the PCI slot... I emailed Cobalt about this, and they said it could
be done, but I was on my own. I have no kernel/driver prowess whatsoever,
and I didn't have the money to sink in one of these ultra-cool little
machines, so it never got done. As for getting anything but Linux 2.0 to
run on these, it would be a daunting task, but it could be done. I don't
know how open Cobalt is on their specs. That's just about all I know
about these things... Hope this helps at least somewhat.
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 06:11:47PM -0500, jonl wrote:
> > Does anyone know any specs on the Cobalt Qube? Specifically, would it be
> > easy to run NetBSD on them? Reminds me a bit of the NeXT cubes, if you
> > ask me...
> The only documentation for them is in the form of the Linux kernel
> patches which are available on their FTP site.