just testing - haven't seen any traffic since Monday.
Per Jessen, Zurich
http://www.enidan.com - home of the J1 serial console.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
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Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 18:19:53 +0800
From: "John Usher (Maptek)" <John.Usher(a)perth.maptek.com.au>
I have been working on getting LinuxBIOS running on an Arbor EmCore
i6352 Single Board Computer,
http://www.arbor.com.tw/mini/emcore-i6352.htm and currently have the
BIOS working well booting the Linux kernel off of a special partition on
a flash IDE drive on the motherboard.
I am currently looking into the changes I have made to LinuxBIOS to
merge my changes into the latest so I can submit them.
The main changes I have had to make are to do with on-board memory and
multiple onboard superio chips, and initialisation of the onboard
graphics adapter in the simplest fashion possible.
The company I work for is looking at getting this software into a new
embedded product which will be used for resource tracking.
Maptek Pty Ltd
Level 4 200 Adelaide Tce
Perth WA 6024
I need the following clarification about the LinuxBios boot up
1. Can LinuxBios boot from CDROM?
2. Can LinuxBios boot from a SCSI Disk?
3. Does anybody have a FAQ or collected information about how the
bootup sequence works?
Very intrigued by your work and love the results. It seems to me that
mainboard vendors will not be helpful in any way toward this work per your
note re: Intel and their newer chipsets. That being my general take on the
situation, do you folks know anyone even *beginning* to deal with
ServerWorks/SuperMicro boards? Specifically this one:
I want to contribute to your efforts with this board, but don't even know
where to begin yet. If anyone is working on this general species, I'd love
to know so I can get a head start. Even better, if someone is willing to
figure it out and make it work for $, please send them my way.
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, John Usher (Maptek) wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald G Minnich [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, 26 August 2002 9:44 PM
> To: John Usher (Maptek)
> Subject: Re: linuxbios
> > what chipset?
> its using the 82443BX chipset
> > you should talk to me, as support for multiple superio's has been in
> > for a year, but not everybody knows it. i can set up a
> > src/mainboard/emcore/i6352 directory for you and you can start
> building on
> > that. You may have to redo some of your patches but we would REALLY
> > appreciate it!
> I'm sure I will have to redo my patches, especially for the memory init,
> as I have substantially broken that at the moment! ;-)
> I have had this basically working for 8 months now (plus a month to get
> it working in the first place) and I'm looking forward to getting it
> back into the source!
> I never checked it out of CVS, so I'm not sure whether a 'cvs diff -r
> HEAD' will work, or even if I can do one....
to check out from cvs ...
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/freebios login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/freebios co freebios
You really should try to work from CVS if you possibly can, so you can