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Re: (None) [porting Inferno...]

Generic PC is ideal
all you need is an Inferno Bios that
takes over from the first level Bios and sets up to boot Inferno
all the config issues can be resolved there if you simply make some minor
minimum specs on specific cards that are supported

If Microsoft can do it why can't Inferno

ted kochanski

At 01:57 PM 12/1/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Sat, 30 Nov 1996 philw@plan9.bell-labs.com wrote:
>> I am looking for a good platform to put out a standalone kernel.
>> Generic PC does not cut it because of the configuration issues.
>> Any suggestions?
>Hmmm, I know there are a lot of those cheap Alpha motherboards out
>there, but I don't know how similar they all are to each other.  If
>you want something that is totally the same everywhere, you might
>want to talk to Nintendo/Sony/Sega to see if they have any prototype
>keyboards/mice that plug into their game machines.  The N64 has 4.5
>megs of RAM, plenty for Inferno.  
>If you can't do 6502 how about 65816 (essentially 16 bit 6502)?
>It's not 32 bit, so I guess you'd have to do some work, but it
>might be worth it.  The 65816 is in the Apple IIgs, which can still
>be found in grade schools everywhere.  I guess by now you may have
>noticed I'm an Apple II buff.  =)
>How about a port to the Newton?  That new breed PDAs which run
>Windows CE look to be pretty much the same hardware wise, so
>they might be a good platform as well.
>> phil 
>David Ross
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