Subject: Re: Port-Palm Zire
To: Nick Vanderweit <email@example.com>
From: John Gordon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/03/2004 14:48:37
>> Hi! My name is Nick Vanderweit. I am 11 years old and
>> just bought a Palm Zire 21 falsely remembering that it
>> could run NetBSD. I was saddened when I found that the
>> closest port was hpcmips. I wanted to know if you
>> could add it to your list of future ports.
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Zire uses a processor that does not
> include an MMU (memory management unit). As such, it is not capable of
> supporting virtual memory, which NetBSD requires.
You might want to take a look at uClinux though if you are interested in
a unix-like operating system for your new toy. I believe that there is a
uClinux port for Palm hardware, though I don't know if the Zire 21 is
included yet - it is using the newer ARM/OMAP CPU so it might not be.
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