Re: i2o support

Corey Minyard (
08 May 1997 07:33:31 -0500

Michael Neuffer <> writes:

> On Wed, 7 May 1997, Linux-Kernel-List wrote:
> > Will Linux run on a system board that uses I2O? I could not find anything
> > on it in the usual Linux FAQ/info places. I do remember talk about it some
> > time ago on this list, but I do not remember the context of the thread...
> No, I2O is not supported and it's not likely that it will be supported in
> the near future.
> Linux should be able to run on a board that supports I2O, but it is very
> probable that you will not be able to use those slots that are connected
> via the PCI-PCI bridge in the i960. However I couldn't test this yet, so
> this is an educated guess.
> Anyone got some more hard firsthand data ?
> Mike

To develop I2O software requires an NDA; the group will not make the
spec publically available. Obviously, this is bad for free software,
so we ought to campain the I2O group to release the spec. See for info. Their address and phone is:

I2O Special Interest Group
404 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel: +1 415 750 8352
Fax: +1 415 751 4829

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