[FreeVMS] Re: Hello


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Hello
roart@nvg.ntnu.no
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 09:34:09 CEST


On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 02:23:36PM +0200, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>
> The main goal is to build a OS that can run on i386 arch. I'm working
> on the design of a CPU board (with U2W-SCSI interface, floppy disk, LAN
> and PCI bus) that uses a Leon processor (SparcV8 / 50 Mhz in a first
> case [FPGA]) and 256 Mb of SDRAM. This CPU board is nearly completed and
> I will start a port of the kernel on this architecture.

Do you know how to program drivers for PCI, SCSI, LAN and floppy chips/busses,
and know how to do MM?
These things are barely started on i386, and another port should not be
started until these things are ready (unless you would want the sparc
port to be broken for long periods of time).

Will it be able to run Linux, too? And what about SunOS?

Is that a hobby board or made as work?
If made as work, what is its main objectives?

> We have a SRM-like boot console too that only works on i386 and we have
> started to clone DCL.

A slightly changed grub, but it will need ods2 support.

Regards,
Roar Thronśs

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