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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:10 pm    Post subject: gentoo on NES Reply with quote

could it be done?
that would be awesome
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<giggles> Probably not. But you never know.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd need to make some slight modifications to your NES first.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, you mean rip all the insides out? :P

Hehe! That is extremely geekily cool. Me like.
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2004 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any 8bit linux ? I doubt it. maybe you could write your own 8bit linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

porodzila wrote:
is there any 8bit linux ? I doubt it. maybe you could write your own 8bit linux.

nor 16bit version....

linux is a true 32 bit OS, so it needs a 32 bit processor...like a intel 386...
NES has a 8 bit processor with a 16bit address bus, MOS Technologies 6502, running at ammazing speed of 1.79MHz!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can check out contiki, its a full featured operating system that has been shown to run on an NES.

http://www.sics.se/~adam/contiki/ports/index.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaROtO wrote:
inux is a true 32 bit OS, so it needs a 32 bit processor...like a intel 386...
NES has a 8 bit processor with a 16bit address bus, MOS Technologies 6502, running at ammazing speed of 1.79MHz!!!!


LETS COMPILE KDE ON THAT.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HydroSan wrote:
MaROtO wrote:
inux is a true 32 bit OS, so it needs a 32 bit processor...like a intel 386...
NES has a 8 bit processor with a 16bit address bus, MOS Technologies 6502, running at ammazing speed of 1.79MHz!!!!


LETS COMPILE KDE ON THAT.


the first playstation is like a mips 33mhz iirc ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpanKY wrote:
HydroSan wrote:
MaROtO wrote:
inux is a true 32 bit OS, so it needs a 32 bit processor...like a intel 386...
NES has a 8 bit processor with a 16bit address bus, MOS Technologies 6502, running at ammazing speed of 1.79MHz!!!!


LETS COMPILE KDE ON THAT.


the first playstation is like a mips 33mhz iirc ;)

It was a 33MHz MIPS R3000A, according to this (about 3/4 down).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eofpi wrote:
It was a 33MHz MIPS R3000A, according to this (about 3/4 down).


sweet site ...

odd though for like the N64 it just says 'RISC CPU' ... i remember vaguely somewhere that the N64 is mips also ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quoting http://www.linux-mips.org/hardware.html
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Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 is R4300-based game console with 4MB RAM. Its graphics chips were developed by Silicon Graphics for Nintendo. Right now this port has pipe dream status and will continue to be in that state until Nintendo decides to publish the necessary technical information. The question remains as to whether porting the Linux/MIPS code to this platform is a good idea.


Perhaps when we get some of the SGI video chipsets going properly, that may give us some clues for the N64? Not that I'm volunteering to make a driver though :-D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont know if this is worth mentioning but elf linux (built for pre 286 machines) i had it running on a tandy 1000rl back in the day dont know the bit of the cpu tho
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

someguy: I think you're thinking of the Embeddable Linux Kernel Subset -- http://elks.sourceforge.net/

I've thought about trying this on my 286, at the moment the machine in question is happily running Minix 2.0 (even fired it up the other night -- still works fine after all this time...)

ELF is a binary executable format, the successor of A.OUT. It's used by modern versions of Linux as well as *BSD (except OpenBSD prior to v3.4 which uses A.OUT), Solaris, Syllable and probably many other operating systems.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaROtO wrote:
porodzila wrote:
is there any 8bit linux ? I doubt it. maybe you could write your own 8bit linux.

nor 16bit version....

linux is a true 32 bit OS, so it needs a 32 bit processor...like a intel 386...
NES has a 8 bit processor with a 16bit address bus, MOS Technologies 6502, running at ammazing speed of 1.79MHz!!!!


I know :evil: I have an old 286/12Mhz/30Mb/512Kb that I would like could install some small Linux in, and play. I hate 386s :P
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject: µC Reply with quote

Maybe µClinux could do the job. I can't check it out now as their site is down, but it has been designed to run on 8 and 16 bit microcontrollers. As many computers are also based on the 6502 (apple II was as far as I remember, thomson TO7, MO5 and others too) their might be some piece of code to take from other projects...
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