Linux on MVME2600

Frank Smith frank.smith at
Sat Nov 13 00:52:42 EST 1999

Frank Smith wrote:
> Does anybody know of Linux on Motorola VME cards MVME2600?  Where can I find such a beast?
> Thanks
> Frank

Hi Frank Smith:

This is quite funny. We have the same name, and you want to do
what I did a couple of weeks ago.

I found a patch for the Linux kernel at Motorola:

It took a bit of tweaking, but I got it netbooting from
PPCBug, using an initial ramdisk. Hint: don't use the
tulip ethernet driver. I used the PReP kernel, and had
to set PPCbug to enable PReP booting. 

There might be other ways to do this, but this method
worked for me. 

Frank Smith

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Frank Smith, MCompSci
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