Linux on NCR tower

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Glenn McCa » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00



A colleague has an NCR Tower and has asked if Linux has been ported to
it.

Does any one know if Linux runs on an NCR Tower which is a motorolla 68K
system very common in the late 80's early 90's.

The NCR class and model of this particular tower is 3460-801.

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Geert Uytterhoev » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


|> A colleague has an NCR Tower and has asked if Linux has been ported to
|> it.
|>
|> Does any one know if Linux runs on an NCR Tower which is a motorolla 68K
|> system very common in the late 80's early 90's.
|>
|> The NCR class and model of this particular tower is 3460-801.

Currently Linux/m68k doesn't support anything else besides Amigas, Ataris, some
MVME machines and some custom machines.

Of course we'll welcome a new developer for the port to the NCR Tower!

BTW, what CPU does the NCR has? It should have a 68020+68851, 68030, 68040 or
68060. 68000, 68010, 68012 and 68020 with custom MMU is a no-go.

Greetings,

                                                Geert

--

Wavelets, Linux/m68k on Amiga          http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Lars Brinkho » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>BTW, what CPU does the NCR has? It should have a 68020+68851, 68030, 68040 or
>68060. 68000, 68010, 68012 and 68020 with custom MMU is a no-go.

I have a Unisys U5000/35, and I believe it's some sort of NCR Tower
computer (it has lots of NCR logos inside).

This particular computer is equipped with a 68020, but other models
might have 68010s.

Unfortunately, it has a seriously braindamaged MMU, which limits the
address space of every process to 1 meg. Argh.

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Jes Degn Soerense » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Glenn> A colleague has an NCR Tower and has asked if Linux has been
Glenn> ported to it.

Glenn> Does any one know if Linux runs on an NCR Tower which is a
Glenn> motorolla 68K system very common in the late 80's early 90's.

Currently Linux/68k only runs on some Amigas, Ataris and VME bus cards.

Jes

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by John Ph » Thu, 01 Aug 1996 04:00:00




Quote:>Currently Linux/68k only runs on some Amigas, Ataris and VME bus cards.

>Jes

is Linux/68K support 68K system without MMU? like the 68020 or 68000
and where can I get the cd or ftp site?

John

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Geert Uytterhoev » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00




|> >Currently Linux/68k only runs on some Amigas, Ataris and VME bus cards.
|>
|> is Linux/68K support 68K system without MMU? like the 68020 or 68000
|> and where can I get the cd or ftp site?

Systems without one of the Motorola MMUs (68851, 68030, 68040, 68060) are not
supported.

The main Linux/m68k site is

    ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Linux/LOCAL/680x0/

It's mirrored at various places (read README.MIRRORS), e.g.

    ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/680x0/

Greetings,

                                                Geert

--

Wavelets, Linux/m68k on Amiga          http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Michael Ritze » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00


   Systems without one of the Motorola MMUs (68851, 68030, 68040, 68060) are not
   supported.

   The main Linux/m68k site is

       ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Linux/LOCAL/680x0/

   It's mirrored at various places (read README.MIRRORS), e.g.

       ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/680x0/

Well, there are no device drivers for the NCR tower. You'll have to
develop them by Yourself.

Michael

 
 
 

Linux on NCR tower

Post by Dance » Thu, 15 Aug 1996 04:00:00



>    Systems without one of the Motorola MMUs (68851, 68030, 68040, 68060) are not
>    supported.

>    The main Linux/m68k site is

>        ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Linux/LOCAL/680x0/

>    It's mirrored at various places (read README.MIRRORS), e.g.

>        ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/680x0/

> Well, there are no device drivers for the NCR tower. You'll have to
> develop them by Yourself.

> Michael

Hmm. One of these is arriving here soon. It may well be a worthwhile
project.

D

 
 
 

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