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6<guide link="/doc/en/mips-requirements.xml"> 5<guide disclaimer="obsolete" redirect="https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/MIPS/Hardware_Requirements">
7
8<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title> 6<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title>
9 7
10<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 9 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
12</author> 10</author>
13
14<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail> 12 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
16</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="mattst88">Matt Turner</mail>
16</author>
17 17
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This document provides an overview of the status of various MIPS-based systems 19This document provides an overview of the status of various MIPS-based systems
20for installing Gentoo Linux. If you find errors or ommissions please email the 20for installing Gentoo Linux. If you find errors or omissions please email the
21maintainer or an editor. 21maintainer or an editor.
22</abstract> 22</abstract>
23 23
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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26<license /> 26<license />
27 27
28<version>0.5</version> 28<version>2</version>
29<date>2005-03-08</date> 29<date>2011-08-14</date>
30 30
31<chapter>
32<title>General Requirements</title>
33
34<section>
35<title>System Requirements</title>
36<body>
37
38<p>
39The exact requirements will largely depend on what you intend to use the machine
40for and how you wish to go about installing Gentoo. The following table should
41give you a rough idea.
42</p>
43
44<table>
45 <tr>
46 <ti/>
47 <th>Minimum</th>
48 <th>Recommended</th>
49 <th>Ideal</th>
50 </tr>
51 <tr>
52 <th>RAM:</th>
53 <ti>48~64MB</ti>
54 <ti>&gt;128MB</ti>
55 <ti>~256MB</ti>
56 </tr>
57 <tr>
58 <th>HDD:</th>
59 <ti>4GB</ti>
60 <ti>&gt;8GB</ti>
61 <ti>18GB</ti>
62 </tr>
63</table>
64
65</body>
66
67</section>
68
69<section>
70<title>A Note about serial consoles</title>
71<body>
72
73<p>
74If you lack an appropriate Framebuffer, you will be required to use serial
75console. Serial console programs for linux include <c>minicom</c> and
76<c>xc</c>, and for Windows, <c>HyperTerminal</c> and <c>Tera Term Pro</c>. If
77you are running Windows, and intend to use HyperTerminal, it is advised that
78you seek out an updated client from the program's website instead of the one
79installed by default. An upgraded client provides much better serial support
80than the default one installed by Windows.
81</p>
82
83</body>
84</section>
85<section>
86<title>User Testimonies &amp; Kernel Configurations</title>
87<body>
88
89<p>
90As an aid to the project, a <uri
91link="http://stuartl.longlandclan.hopto.org/gentoo/mips/">hardware support
92database</uri> has been set up. This support database is intended to provide a
93quick and easy way to determine how well certain configurations are supported.
94The system also allows people to contribute their comments and kernel configs.
95</p>
96
97</body>
98</section>
99</chapter> 31<chapter>
100
101<chapter>
102<title>Silicon Graphics Systems -- Stable</title> 32<title>Silicon Graphics Systems &ndash; Stable</title>
103<section> 33<section>
104<body> 34<body>
105 35
106<p> 36<p>
107The following systems are known to be very stable overall. Just about all the 37The following systems are known to be very stable overall. Just about all the
118<ul> 48<ul>
119 <li> 49 <li>
120 <b>Processor Options (Stable):</b> 50 <b>Processor Options (Stable):</b>
121 <ul> 51 <ul>
122 <li> 52 <li>
123 <e>(on Indy and Challenge S)</e> 53 <e>(on Indy and Challenge S)</e> R4000, R4400, R4600, R5000
124 R4000, R4400, R4600, R5000
125 </li>
126 <li> 54 </li>
127 <e>(on Indigo 2)</e>
128 R4000, R4400
129 </li> 55 <li>
56 <e>(on Indigo 2)</e> R4000, R4400
130 </ul> 57 </li>
131 </li>
132 <li>
133 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
134 <ul>
135 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Stable</e></li>
136 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li>
137 </ul> 58 </ul>
138 </li> 59 </li>
139 <li> 60 <li>
140 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 61 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
141 <ul> 62 <ul>
142 <li>32-bit: <e>Stable</e></li> 63 <li>32-bit: <e>Stable</e></li>
143 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li> 64 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li>
144 </ul> 65 </ul>
145 </li> 66 </li>
146 <li> 67 <li>
147 <b>Userland Support:</b> 68 <b>Notes:</b>
148 <ul> 69 <ol>
149 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 70 <li>
150 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6 R5000/RM5200)</li>
151 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
152 </ul>
153 </li>
154</ul>
155
156<p>
157At present, only the Newport (XL) graphics framebuffer is supported in Linux. 71 At present, only the Newport (XL) graphics framebuffer is supported in
158Therefore on systems with other framebuffers, you will need to use serial 72 Linux. Therefore on systems with other framebuffers, you will need to
159console. 73 use serial console.
160</p> 74 </li>
161 75 <li>
162<p>
163The Challenge S has its RJ-45 connector on a daughter board (Mezz) linked with 76 The Challenge S has its RJ-45 connector on a daughter board (Mezz)
164an unsupported SCSI adapter, a WD33C95A. In order for this network connector 77 linked with an unsupported SCSI adapter, a WD33C95A. In order for this
165to function, this SCSI bus needs to be activated, however it is not yet 78 network connector to function, this SCSI bus needs to be activated,
166supported by Linux. As a result of this, the Challenge S can only get network 79 however it is not yet supported by Linux. As a result of this, the
167connectivity via its AUI connector. 80 Challenge S can only get network connectivity via its AUI connector.
168</p> 81 </li>
169 82 <li>
170<p> 83 Indigo2 EISA Support isn't very well
171Indigo2 EISA Support is <e>highly</e> experimental. It isn't very well tested
172and may not work with all hardware. Hardware that it is known to function with 84 tested and may not work with all hardware. Hardware that it is known
173is listed, and as more compatible hardware is discovered, it will be added. 85 to function with is listed, and as more compatible hardware is
174Please note that hardware requiring DMA support is currently not functional. 86 discovered, it will be added. Please note that hardware requiring DMA
175This includes EISA/ISA-based soundcards. EISA Video cards requiring an 87 support is currently not functional. This includes EISA/ISA-based
176x86-compatible BIOS are also not functional. 88 soundcards. EISA Video cards requiring an x86-compatible BIOS are also
177</p> 89 not functional.
90 </li>
91 </ol>
92 </li>
93</ul>
178 94
179</body> 95</body>
180</section> 96</section>
181<section> 97<section>
182<title>IP32: O2</title> 98<title>IP32: O2</title>
190 <li><b>Experimental:</b> RM7000</li> 106 <li><b>Experimental:</b> RM7000</li>
191 <li><b>Unsupported:</b> R10000</li> 107 <li><b>Unsupported:</b> R10000</li>
192 </ul> 108 </ul>
193 </li> 109 </li>
194 <li> 110 <li>
195 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
196 <ul>
197 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
198 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Stable</e></li>
199 </ul>
200 </li>
201 <li>
202 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 111 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
203 <ul> 112 <ul>
204 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li> 113 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
205 <li>64-bit: <e>Stable</e></li> 114 <li>64-bit: <e>Stable</e></li>
206 </ul> 115 </ul>
207 </li> 116 </li>
208 <li>
209 <b>Userland Support:</b>
210 <ul>
211 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
212 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li>
213 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
214 </ul>
215 </li>
216</ul> 117</ul>
217 118
218<p>
219The O2 RM7000 Processor support is limited in Linux currently, as it requires a
220fairly recent kernel version (>2.6.7), and has several notable issues. The
221first issue is a problem with scsi at the moment, making the internal disks
222unusable at the current time. The Level 3 (Tertiary) Cache is also disabled
223due to there being no support for this cache in the linux kernel.
224</p>
225
226<p>
227Please be aware that this note only applies to the official SGI RM7000 running
228at 350MHz, not the 600MHz RM7000 that can be assembed using an RM5200 board.
229These "modded" CPU modules for O2 systems are not supported/tested, although,
230in theory, they should be functional, but may suffer from the same problems
231listed above.
232</p>
233
234</body> 119</body>
235</section>
236</chapter>
237
238<chapter>
239<title>Silicon Graphics Systems -- Experimental/Unstable</title>
240<section> 120</section>
241<body> 121</chapter>
242 122
123<chapter>
124<title>Silicon Graphics Systems &ndash; Experimental/Unstable</title>
125<section>
126<body>
127
243<p> 128<p>
244The systems listed here are known to run Linux... <e>HOWEVER</e>, in many 129The systems listed here are known to run Linux, however in many
245cases, there are known stability issues, and major gaps in the hardware 130cases, there are known stability issues and major gaps in the hardware
246support. In short, it will be a rough and bumpy ride. 131support. In short, it will be a rough and bumpy ride.
247</p> 132</p>
248 133
249</body> 134</body>
250</section> 135</section>
252<title>IP27: Origin 200 and 2000</title> 137<title>IP27: Origin 200 and 2000</title>
253<body> 138<body>
254 139
255<ul> 140<ul>
256 <li> 141 <li>
257 <b>Processor Options <e>(Experimental)</e>:</b> 142 <b>Processor Options <e>(Experimental)</e>:</b> R10000, R12000
258 R10000, R12000
259 </li>
260 <li>
261 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
262 <ul>
263 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
264 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li>
265 </ul>
266 </li> 143 </li>
267 <li> 144 <li>
268 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 145 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
269 <ul> 146 <ul>
270 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li> 147 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
271 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li> 148 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li>
272 </ul> 149 </ul>
273 </li> 150 </li>
274 <li>
275 <b>Userland Support:</b>
276 <ul>
277 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
278 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e></li>
279 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
280 </ul>
281 </li>
282</ul> 151</ul>
283 152
284</body> 153</body>
285</section> 154</section>
286<section> 155<section>
287<title>IP28: Indigo 2 Impact (a.k.a Indigo 2 R10k)</title> 156<title>IP28: Indigo 2 Impact (a.k.a Indigo 2 R10k)</title>
288<body> 157<body>
289 158
290<ul> 159<ul>
291 <li> 160 <li>
292 <b>Processor Options <e>(Experimental)</e>:</b> 161 <b>Processor Options <e>(Experimental)</e>:</b> R10000
293 R10000
294 </li>
295 <li>
296 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
297 <ul>
298 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Experimental</e></li>
299 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li>
300 </ul>
301 </li> 162 </li>
302 <li> 163 <li>
303 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 164 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
304 <ul> 165 <ul>
305 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li> 166 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
306 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li> 167 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li>
307 </ul> 168 </ul>
308 </li> 169 </li>
309 <li> 170 <li>
310 <b>Userland Support:</b> 171 <b>Notes:</b>
311 <ul> 172 <ol>
312 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 173 <li>
313 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li>
314 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
315 </ul>
316 </li>
317</ul>
318
319<p>
320IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an R10000 174 IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an
321Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work is currently being 175 R10000 Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work was
322done by Peter Fuerst who maintains patches on his <uri 176 done by Peter Fuerst, who maintains patches on his <uri
323link="http://home.alphastar.de/fuerst/download.html">website</uri>. This 177 link="http://www.pfrst.de/download.html">website</uri>. This kernel is
324kernel is <e>NOT</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The Indigo2 IP28 178 <e>not</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The Indigo2 IP28 system
325system suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative Execution</e>, a feature 179 suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative Execution</e>, a feature
326of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on machines that are <e>Non Cache 180 of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on machines that are <e>Non
327Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2 and on R10000/R12000-based IP32 O2 181 Cache Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2 and on R10000/R12000-based
328systems. Details on the nature of Speculative Execution, and the issues it 182 IP32 O2 systems. Details on the nature of Speculative Execution, and
329poses to the Indigo2 can be found at the following URLs: 183 the issues it poses to the Indigo2 can be found at the following URLs:
330</p> 184 <ul>
331 185 <li>
332<ul>
333 <li>
334 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages 51-55</e>) 186 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages
187 51-55</e>)
335 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri> 188 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri>
336 </li> 189 </li>
337 <li> 190 <li>
338 Post to NetBSD sgimips Mailing List on 29 Jun 2000 191 Post to NetBSD sgimips Mailing List on 29 Jun 2000
339 <uri>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html</uri> 192 <uri>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html</uri>
193 </li>
194 </ul>
340 </li> 195 </li>
196 </ol>
197 </li>
341</ul> 198</ul>
342 199
343</body> 200</body>
344</section>
345<section> 201</section>
202<section>
346<title>IP30: Octane</title> 203<title>IP30: Octane &ndash; Dead</title>
347<body> 204<body>
348 205
349<ul> 206<ul>
350 <li> 207 <li><b>Processor Options (Experimental):</b> R10000, R12000, R14000A</li>
351 <b>Processor Options:</b>
352 <ul>
353 <li><b>Experimental:</b> R10000, R12000</li>
354 <li><b>Unsupported:</b> R14000A</li>
355 </ul>
356 </li>
357 <li>
358 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
359 <ul>
360 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
361 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li>
362 </ul>
363 </li>
364 <li> 208 <li>
365 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 209 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
366 <ul> 210 <ul>
367 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li> 211 <li>32-bit: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
368 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li> 212 <li>64-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li>
369 </ul> 213 </ul>
370 </li> 214 </li>
371 <li> 215 <li>
372 <b>Userland Support:</b> 216 <b>Notes:</b>
373 <ul> 217 <ol>
374 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 218 <li>
375 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e></li> 219 Octane support in Linux should be regarded as broken. Stanislaw
376 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li> 220 Skowronek did the reverse engineering and bring up. <uri
221 link="http://www.linux-mips.org/~skylark/">His page</uri> is available
222 but has not been updated since October 2006.
223 </li>
224 <li>
225 The serial ports on the Octane currently only support 9600 baud rate,
226 8-bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. Other baud rates do not currently work
227 at present.
228 </li>
229 <li>
230 Dead due to issues porting the IRQ handling to newer Linux kernels.
231 Help is welcome.
232 </li>
377 </ul> 233 </ol>
378 </li> 234 </li>
379</ul> 235</ul>
380 236
381<p>
382Octane support in Linux should be regarded as experimental. Support for this
383particular machine from SGI has been progressing quite well and the Linux
384kernel functions reasonably well. The current status for this system may be
385found on <uri link="http://helios.et.put.poznan.pl/~sskowron/ip30/">Stanislaw
386Skowronek's page</uri>. Wider support in Gentoo for this system will be
387available in the future, so watch this space closely for more details.
388</p>
389
390</body> 237</body>
391</section>
392</chapter>
393
394<chapter>
395<title>Silicon Graphics Systems -- Unsupported</title>
396<section> 238</section>
397<body> 239</chapter>
398 240
241<chapter>
242<title>Silicon Graphics Systems &ndash; Unsupported</title>
243<section>
244<body>
245
399<p> 246<p>
400Just about all of these systems are totally unsupported at the kernel level -- 247Just about all of these systems are totally unsupported at the kernel level &ndash;
401making a full Linux system totally impossible. Little is known about a lot of 248making a full Linux system totally impossible. Little is known about a lot of
402the systems listed here -- therefore any support in the near future is highly 249the systems listed here &ndash; therefore any support in the near future is highly
403unlikely. You may wish to keep an eye on the <uri 250unlikely. You may wish to keep an eye on the <uri
404link="http://www.linux-mips.org">Linux/MIPS website</uri> for any news of ports 251link="http://www.linux-mips.org">Linux/MIPS website</uri> for any news of ports
405-- either that, or start your own. :-) 252&ndash; either that, or start your own. :-)
406</p> 253</p>
407 254
408<ul> 255<ul>
409 <li>IP12: Iris Indigo (R3000 CPU)</li> 256 <li>IP12: Iris Indigo (R3000 CPU)</li>
410 <li>IP20: Iris Indigo (R4000 or R4400 CPU)</li> 257 <li>IP20: Iris Indigo (R4000 or R4400 CPU)</li>
431lists the support for each device. 278lists the support for each device.
432</p> 279</p>
433 280
434<table> 281<table>
435 <tr> 282 <tr>
283 <th>Stable Support</th>
284 <th>Experimental Support</th>
436 <th>Unsupported/Untested</th> 285 <th>Unsupported/Untested</th>
437 <th>Experimental Support</th>
438 <th>Stable Support</th>
439 </tr> 286 </tr>
440 <tr> 287 <tr>
441 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Impact &amp; Extreme/XZ graphics chipsets</ti>
442 <ti>Indy: I2C/VINO subsystem &amp; IndyCam</ti>
443 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: XL Graphics Card (Newport)</ti>
444 </tr>
445 <tr>
446 <ti>Indy: Phobos G130 10/100Mbps NIC</ti>
447 <ti>O2: GBE Framebuffer</ti>
448 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: SGI Seeq Ethernet 10Mbps</ti>
449 </tr>
450 <tr>
451 <ti>Indigo2: GIO64 Slots</ti>
452 <ti>O2: PCI Slot</ti>
453 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: WD33C93 SCSI</ti>
454 </tr>
455 <tr>
456 <ti>Indigo2: Phobos G160 10/100Mbps NIC</ti>
457 <ti>Octane: Keyboard</ti>
458 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: HAL2 Sound/Audio</ti>
459 </tr>
460 <tr>
461 <ti>Challenge S: WD33C95A SCSI Adapter/RJ-45 Daughter Card</ti>
462 <ti>Octane: Mardi Gras (MGRAS) Graphics</ti>
463 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Parallel Port</ti>
464 </tr>
465 <tr>
466 <ti>O2: VICE Subsystem</ti>
467 <ti>Octane: QLogic ISP1040B SCSI</ti>
468 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Serial Port</ti>
469 </tr>
470 <tr>
471 <ti>Octane: SMP Support</ti>
472 <ti>Octane: RAD1 Audio</ti>
473 <ti>O2: SGI MACE Ethernet 10/100Mbps</ti>
474 </tr>
475 <tr>
476 <ti>Octane: V6/V8/V10/V12 Graphics (Odyssey)</ti>
477 <ti>Origin: IOC3 Ethernet 10/100Mbps</ti>
478 <ti>O2: Adaptec AIC7880 SCSI</ti>
479 </tr>
480 <tr>
481 <ti/> 288 <ti>
482 <ti>Origin: QLogic ISP1020 SCSI</ti> 289 Indy/Indigo2: XL Graphics Card (Newport)<br/>
290 Indy/Indigo2: SGI Seeq Ethernet 10Mbps<br/>
291 Indy/Indigo2: WD33C93 SCSI<br/>
292 Indy/Indigo2: HAL2 Sound/Audio<br/>
293 Indy/Indigo2: Parallel Port<br/>
294 Indy/Indigo2: Serial Port<br/>
295 O2: SGI MACE Ethernet 10/100Mbps<br/>
296 O2: Adaptec AIC7880 SCSI<br/>
483 <ti>O2: Serial Port</ti> 297 O2: Serial Port<br/>
298 O2: GBE Framebuffer (4MB Framebuffer memory only!)<br/>
299 Indigo2 ISA: Parallel Port Card (PC-Style)<br/>
300 Indigo2 ISA: NE2000 Compatible 10Mbps NIC (RTL8019)
484 </tr> 301 </ti>
485 <tr>
486 <ti/> 302 <ti>
303 Indy: I2C/VINO subsystem &amp; IndyCam<br/>
487 <ti>Indigo2 EISA: 3COM 3c597 10/100Mbps</ti> 304 Indigo2 EISA: 3COM 3c597 10/100Mbps<br/>
488 <ti>Indigo2 ISA: Parallel Port Card (PC-Style)</ti> 305 O2: PCI Slot<br/>
306 Origin: IOC3 Ethernet 10/100Mbps<br/>
307 Origin: QLogic ISP1020 SCSI<br/>
308 O2 PCI: ALi 5273 USB 2.0 (Req. Kernel &gt;=2.6.8.1)
489 </tr> 309 </ti>
490 <tr>
491 <ti/> 310 <ti>
492 <ti>O2 PCI: ALi 5273 USB 2.0 (Req. Kernel >=2.6.8.1)</ti> 311 (1)Indy/Indigo2: Impact &amp; Extreme/XZ graphics chipsets<br/>
493 <ti>Indigo2 ISA: NE2000 Compatible 10Mbps NIC (RTL8019)</ti> 312 Indy: Phobos G130 10/100Mbps NIC<br/>
313 Indy ThunderLAN card<br/>
314 Indigo2: GIO64 Slots<br/>
315 Indigo2: Phobos G160 10/100Mbps NIC<br/>
316 Challenge S: WD33C95A SCSI Adapter/RJ-45 Daughter Card<br/>
317 O2: VICE Subsystem
318 Octane: Keyboard<br/>
319 Octane: Mardi Gras (MGRAS) Graphics<br/>
320 Octane: QLogic ISP1040B SCSI<br/>
321 Octane: RAD1 Audio<br/>
322 Octane: SMP Support<br/>
323 Octane: V6/V8/V10/V12 Graphics (Odyssey)<br/>
324 </ti>
494 </tr> 325 </tr>
495</table> 326</table>
496 327
497</body> 328</body>
498</section> 329</section>
499</chapter> 330</chapter>
500 331
501<chapter> 332<chapter>
502<title>Cobalt Servers -- Stable</title> 333<title>Cobalt Servers &ndash; Stable</title>
503<section> 334<section>
504<body> 335<body>
505 336
506<p> 337<p>
507The Cobalt servers are a set of machines all based around the QED RM523[01] 338The Cobalt servers are a set of machines all based around the QED RM523[01]
508CPU. They came in two varieties, the RaQ -- a rackmounted model, and the Qube, 339CPU. They came in two varieties, the RaQ &ndash; a rackmounted model, and the Qube,
509a small desktop model (1ft. cube). The big difference between these systems 340a small desktop model (1ft. cube). The big difference between these systems
510and the SGI systems above, is that these systems are <e>little endian</e> 341and the SGI systems above, is that these systems are <e>little endian</e>
511(<c>mipsel</c>) as opposed to <e>big endian</e> (<c>mips</c>). 342(<c>mipsel</c>) as opposed to <e>big endian</e> (<c>mips</c>).
512</p> 343</p>
513 344
523<body> 354<body>
524 355
525<ul> 356<ul>
526 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5231 @ 250MHz</li> 357 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5231 @ 250MHz</li>
527 <li> 358 <li>
528 <b>Kernel Version Support:</b>
529 <ul>
530 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Stable</e></li>
531 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Stable</e></li>
532 </ul>
533 </li>
534 <li>
535 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 359 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
536 <ul> 360 <ul>
537 <li>32-bit: <e>Stable</e></li> 361 <li>32-bit: <e>Stable</e></li>
538 <li>64-bit: <e>Highly Experimental</e></li> 362 <li>64-bit: <e>Highly Experimental</e></li>
539 </ul> 363 </ul>
540 </li> 364 </li>
541 <li>
542 <b>Userland Support:</b>
543 <ul>
544 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
545 <li>n32: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
546 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
547 </ul>
548 </li>
549</ul> 365</ul>
550 366
551</body> 367</body>
552</section> 368</section>
553</chapter>
554
555<chapter> 369</chapter>
370
371<chapter>
556<title>Cobalt Servers -- Experimental</title> 372<title>Cobalt Servers &ndash; Experimental</title>
557<section> 373<section>
558<title>Raq 2700 (a.k.a Raq 1)</title> 374<title>Raq 2700 (a.k.a Raq 1)</title>
559<body> 375<body>
560 376
561<ul> 377<ul>
562 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5230 @ 150MHz</li> 378 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5230 @ 150MHz</li>
563 <li>
564 <b>Kernel Version Support:</b>
565 <ul>
566 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Experimental</e></li>
567 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
568 </ul>
569 </li>
570 <li> 379 <li>
571 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 380 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
572 <ul> 381 <ul>
573 <li>32-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li> 382 <li>32-bit: <e>Experimental</e></li>
574 <li>64-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li> 383 <li>64-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
575 </ul> 384 </ul>
576 </li> 385 </li>
577 <li>
578 <b>Userland Support:</b>
579 <ul>
580 <li>o32: <e>Experimental</e></li>
581 <li>n32: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
582 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
583 </ul>
584 </li>
585</ul> 386</ul>
586 387
587</body> 388</body>
588</section> 389</section>
589</chapter>
590
591<chapter> 390</chapter>
391
392<chapter>
592<title>Cobalt Servers -- Unsupported</title> 393<title>Cobalt Servers &ndash; Unsupported</title>
593<section> 394<section>
594<title>Qube 2700 (a.k.a Qube 1)</title> 395<title>Qube 2700 (a.k.a Qube 1)</title>
595<body> 396<body>
596 397
597<p> 398<p>
598The Qube 2700 was the first of this whole subarchitecture. Unfortunately, it 399The Qube 2700 was the first of this whole subarchitecture. Unfortunately, it
599lacks a serial port, making installation at present, damn near impossible. 400lacks a serial port, making installation at present, damn near impossible. You
600We're looking into ways we can support this system, but as none of the
601developers have access to one of these machines, we have no way to test our
602efforts. You may wish to have a look at <uri 401may wish to have a look at <uri
603link="http://www.metzner.org/projects/qube/">Jan Metzner's page</uri> for more 402link="http://web.archive.org/web/20060716160139/http://metzner.org/projects/qube/">
604information. 403Jan Metzner's page</uri> for more information.
605</p> 404</p>
606 405
607<ul> 406<ul>
608 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5230 @ 150MHz</li> 407 <li><b>Processor:</b> QED RM5230 @ 150MHz</li>
609 <li>
610 <b>Kernel Version Support:</b>
611 <ul>
612 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
613 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
614 </ul>
615 </li>
616 <li> 408 <li>
617 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b> 409 <b>Kernel Architecture Support:</b>
618 <ul> 410 <ul>
619 <li>32-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li> 411 <li>32-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
620 <li>64-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li> 412 <li>64-bit: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
621 </ul> 413 </ul>
622 </li> 414 </li>
623 <li>
624 <b>Userland Support:</b>
625 <ul>
626 <li>o32: <e>Untested In Gentoo</e></li>
627 <li>n32: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
628 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
629 </ul>
630 </li>
631</ul> 415</ul>
632 416
633</body> 417</body>
634</section> 418</section>
635</chapter> 419</chapter>

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