CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support
Complete information regarding supported mips/mipsel machines can be
found at Linux MIPS HOWTO. The
purpose of this section is to describe the systems supported by the
Currently only DECstations with R3000 and R4000/R4400 CPUs are
supported by the Debian installation system on little endian MIPS.
The Debian installation system works on the following machines:
Personal DECstation 5000/xx
Personal DECstation 5000/50
Linux/MIPS also works on the DECstation 5000/200, but this is not
supported by the Debian installation system currently.
Supported console options
Serial console is available on all supported DECstations (9600 bps,
8N1). For using serial console, you have to boot the installer image
with the "console=ttySx" kernel parameter (with "x" being the number
of the serial port you have your terminal connected to - usually "2",
but "0" for the Personal DECstations). On 3MIN and 3MAX+ (DECstation
5000/1xx, 5000/240 and 5000/260) local console is available with the
PMAG-BA and the PMAGB-B graphics options.
If you would like to have support for other subarchitectures, please
debian-mips mailing list.
If you have a Linux system to use as serial terminal, an easy way
is to run cu (part of the uucp package) on it.
cu -l /dev/ttyS1 -s 9600
where the option "-l" (line) sets the serial port to use and "-s" (speed)
sets the speed for the connection (9600 bits per second).