[rescue] OS for PA-RISC

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Apr 30 22:36:12 CDT 2004

On Friday 30 April 2004 22:18, Todd Carson wrote:
> On Friday 30 April 2004 22:56, Torquil MacCorkle, III wrote:
> > I got a 712 (also from Lionel, thanks), it looks like the NetBSD
> > port is abandoned, only a -CURRENT snapshot and no updates on the
> > port/hp700 site in 2 years.
> OpenBSD's hppa port is actively supported (3.5 was just released
> today and added support for more PA-RISC machines), but there are
> large pieces missing, which may or may not be a problem depending on
> what you want to do. The install can (I think) only be done by
> netbooting. There's no X server and there are no shared libraries.
> There's also no support for parallel ports: that's what got me to
> give up and use HP-UX instead, since I wanted to use the machine in
> part as a print server for a LaserJet with no JetDirect.
> Aside from NetBSD and OpenBSD, I think the only free OS that runs on
> PA-RISC is Linux, which I haven't tried.

Linux for PA-RISC didn't work very well on a 715 or C110 when I tried 
it.  I'm doubtful it'll work any better on a 712.

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