I have made available, stages based on the Gentoo 2008.0 Beta1 snapshot, for you to test on your hardware. New in this release, is the introduction of big-endian stages compiled for MIPS1, as well as little-endian stages for MIPS3. This should suit generic big-endian users, and Loongson users respectively. (Of course, if you’re using hardware other than SGI, Cobalt or Lemote hardware, you’ll have to figure out most things yourself — we can’t offer support for other hardware.)
For now, you’ll find them on my devspace. If you strike problems, please let me know and I’ll try to get the problems fixed for the final 2008.0 snapshot. 🙂
- Little-Endian (mipsel): http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/cobalt/stages/experimental/
- Big-Endian (mips): http://dev.gentoo.org/~redhatter/mips/sgi/stages/experimental/
I’ll be taking them for a spin to make sure everything is fine, but I’d appreciate any feedback from users. These stages are experimental, as they’re based on a beta snapshot — if you’re setting something up for a production environment (if you are, you’re braver than I am), I’d recommend using the older 2007.1 stages instead.