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Copyright © 1999 The Puffin Group and Deb Richardson.
Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2003 Thomas Marteau.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 Thibaut Varčne.
This document outlines the procedures to get the PA-RISC/Linux kernel to boot on your PA-RISC system. It also explains the usage of PALO, the kernel loader for PA/Linux. You will find much information on how to compile a kernel from the source available at http://cvs.parisc-linux.org/. Please note that this HOWTO version is newer than Deb Richardson's and includes more accurate information because of the progress of the port. Nevertheless, it's worth mentioning that this document kept parts of Deb's original work and unveiled some remarkable information.
If you are looking for information related to HP hardware but not directly to PA-RISC, please read Bruno Cornec's HP-HOWTO.
Note: by the time this HOWTO was started, Debian was the only Linux distribution available for the PA-RISC platform, hence the "Debian color" of this document. Some times, Debian specific commands will have to be replaced by their equivalent, if any.