HW platform

Joakim Tjernlund tjernlund at telia.com
Sat Jun 17 08:07:45 EDT 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander Larsson" <alex at cendio.se>
To: "Joakim Tjernlund" <tjernlund at telia.com>
Cc: <mtd at infradead.org>
Sent: den 17 juni 2000 12:20
Subject: Re: HW platform

> On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > We are planning the next generation of our product and I want
> > to use Linux for the control board(this is an embedded system)
> > and I wondering what HW platform to use. We need a file
> > system(on flash) and IP/OSPF mainly from Linux.
> > Ther will be alot of (internal) communication with the other boards(25
> > them)
> > We have earlier used m68360 and therefore I am thinking a
> > PowerPC 860 CPU would serve us well in that respect.
> >
> > I need something that does take a lot of effort to get Linux running on.
> > It would be great if there we could buy CPU design that is Linux
>  I suppose you mean doesn't take a lot of effort...

yeah :-)

> > Any ideas ? I open for all suggestions
> The PPC 860 series is well supported by Linux. Several of our customers
> use it and are satisfied.

Good to hear! What type of HW do they use(besides the CPU). Is
is possible to run Linux on 'bare' HW(no BIOS, or ROM monitor)?
Is there some typical HW configuration which will run Linux without
to much tweaking of Linux?  Which distro(we are aming for Linux 2.2) ?

I was hoping to buy the HW design and fit it in on our control board.
Is there such a beast available?
> / Alex

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