Karel's DECStation Linux status info
On this page I'll log the progress of the port on my local DECStation, so you can follow what currently runs on my system. If someone has a solution to some of my open issues, please
R4400SC V4.0 CPU
One Turbochannel SCSI card
(finally working with a patched 2.4.18 kernel)
1x 4.5Gb disk (Linux)
5x 2.1Gb disk2 in RAID-5 configuration
Console on serial port
Linux 2.4.18 compiled by native gcc (RH 7.3 environment)
System boots from local disk, using
boot-loader from ext3 partition
devfs and devfsd are working. I've submitted a small kernel patch to make the serial drivers devfs-aware.
System runs multiuser on a local SCSI disk, or NFS-root.
Kernel module loading works
for a recent disk boot-log of my system.
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Last change: 23-7-2002