Check here for new bug fixes or news. More information is available in
the release notes.
Please send questions to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
The commands and libraries are now packaged with the Redhat Package Manager
for HP PA-RISC
Other packages which don't have HP PA-RISC modifications can be FTPed from
any other RPM distributions.
- Dec 1st 1997
- upgraded to linux 2.0.32
- x11r6 binaries are now part of the distribution.
- Sept 16th 1997
Distribution clean up
- Changed the binary image to have a bigger swap area.
- Various minor fixes in the disk image.
- The binaries and sources are updated with the latest patches.
- Fixed the networking section in the release notes.
- July 29th 1997
SCSI floppy drive support
- If you need the DOS FAT support, enable the option with make config.
- Create the /dev/ entries: mknod /dev/fd0a b 2 1 ; mknod /dev/fd0c b 2 3
- The floppy drive should be installed at SCSI 0.
- To mount a DOS floppy: mount -t msdos /dev/fdc
- To format a floppy with the ext2fs:
- July 4th 1997
PPP is now available !
- enable PPP in the server and rebuild.
- install the new hppa util-linux-2.5-7.src.rpm. Rebuild (rpm --rebuild).
- install the standard ppp.2.2.0f package. Rebuild (rpm --rebuild).
- you can also install ckermit-6.0.192-7.src.rpm package to
test your serial connection.
- June 3rd
- Fixed a leak of inodes.
- Upgrade to linux 2.0.30.
- allow weak symbols in libc (need to rebuild gcc)
- May 21th
PS2 keyboard users: the X11 server should be rebuilt and reinstalled.
Instructions are in the README.X11 file.
- Fixed an important signal bug (blocking read was returning
EOF instead of setting errno to EINTR when signaled).
- Added the PS2 keyboard/mouse drivers interfaces for X11.
- Print probed devices at boot.
- May 14th
- Fixed the bug which corrupted the file system.
(Incorrect cache invalidation during a disk DMA read).
- Allow machines with more than 64Mb of memory to boot.
- Correctly print the 712 and 715 model types at boot, instead of the
"unknown machine type" message.
The PA1.1 family of processors are supported (PA7150, PA7100LC, PA7200).
The kernel has actually been successfully booted on the 705, 712/60,
715/50, 720, 725/50, 725/100, 730 and 770 series machines.
715/33 model does not work :(
- Virtual consoles.
- c++ support in gcc.
- Rewrite IP checksum functions in assembly.
- HPUX file system compatibility.
- HPUX commands compatibility.
- Port to unsupported hardwares.
- Shared libraries.
- Little endian ext2 file system.
Common problems and FAQ
writing big files via NFS hangs
Try using a 512 r/w size:
mount -t nfs -o rw,nodev,hard,intr,bg,rsize=512,wsize=512 machine:/dir /mnt
The console doesn't display anything after the devices initialization
You probably have an unsupported graphic board. Only the
CRX/GRX boards are actually supported, you can check your
configuration with the graphinfo tool under HPUX.
If this is the case, your only hope before this is fixed is
to boot with the console
across a serial line.
Can I run HP-UX commands ?
No, MkLinux is not HP-UX compatible, although a SOM loader
would be easy to write, HP-UX syscalls and ioctls calls
would still not be compatible. The HP-UX compatibility layer
is only available within the OSF1 server.
Only 425 Megs of the disk are recognized, although my
disk is much bigger
You need to recreate a disk label with proper disk description
and partitions sizes. You can do that in single user mode
with the disklabel command. If you also need to
repartition the root file system, then you need to do this
from another MkLinux disk.
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