[parisc-linux] Got a machine, Got a Kernel Image, Got a Ramdisk Image, What's next?

Christopher L McNabb chris@4mcnabb.net
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:23:07 -0500

I've been using Intel Linux since version 0.99.  My company recently retired
an HP-9000 model 832, which is now sitting here in my house.  I would love
to help out with the pa-risc port, but don't have the time or inclination to
do actual development.  I can, however, do testing.

The box is an HP-9000 model 832, HP-UX 9.0, 32 Megs of RAM (yeah, I know
that's rather low), and 3.5 gigs of hard drive space split between 6 HP-IB
disk drives (4 internal, 2 external).  A SCSI interface is supposed to
arrive fed-ex today, and I will be adding a CD-ROM and SCSI disks as cash
becomes available.

What I really need to know, though, are two things:
1.  What is the process for getting the Linux kernel to boot?
2.  What can I do to help with the porting of Linux to the PA-RISC

Christopher L McNabb
Senior Technical Specialist
SCT Corporation
work:  cmcnabb@sctcorp.com
home: chris@4mcnabb.net