hello dear bios-workoholics,
does anybody know, if there is only one bios on
the motherboard, or
if every single hardware device or item of a PC-System, like hard-disk or
cd/dvd-rom drive or pci-card or floppy,
has an own little bios-chip,
for to be recognized
by BIOS on mainboard ???
the ques is, for example, if PC beginner simply
plug off such a device, while PC is switched on,
and "damage" this device,
that probably this device is not damaged,
cause you only need to re-flash this
little BIOS-chip or hardware-TM-brand-chip of concerning device ???
tuvm for response
Dear all ,
I have some questions , hope you can give me some idea
1.What is the difference between normal booting and fallback booting?
When linuxbios will use normal booting and when linuxbios will use
fallback booting? I remember I use the hdama code , and it always
use fallback booting, and now my new porting it always use normal
2.VGA problem, I tried to add VGA, I have succeeded before when I use
hdama code , now I follow the same way , but I got a message
"Incorrect Expansion Rom Header Signature ffff ", I trace the code
and found the rom_address become fc000000, not the fff80000 we have
set, could anyone tell me what mistakes I made?Does it related to my
Has anyone looked at what it would take to get Solaris booting under
Linuxbios on Opteron?
If not I might dig around (there is a modified grub - I think that does
some of the init work; one suspects that because of its heritage it is
I'm new in this, and i'm reading the source and i have a question, which one
it's exactly the first instruction that the processor execute when the pc is
booting?, in which file is it?
I don't complete understand the relationship between a normal bios and the
kernel, i think that the bios it's has to pass some data to the kernel, if
that's true ¿how exactly is that data passed to the kernel?
In linuxbios, how it's this issue handle?
PD: sorry for my english
Jorge Eduardo Cardona
Linux registered user #391186
Registered machine #291871
I was going to give LinuxBIOS a try in order to reduce the start-up time
of my VDR based digital TV tuner and recorder. Currently, it takes 40
seconds to start up, of which slightly over 10 seconds is spent in BIOS.
Last night, I tried to migrate the system from a VIA686 based mainboard
to a i440ZX based one (Asus P2-99 with a 933 MHz Pentium 3 and 256 MB RAM).
The machine felt unreliable (often, it hanged with a black screen after
reset, sometimes even after power-on) and also old: there is no on-board
I have followed the development of VIA Mini-ITX (Epia) boards, and I would
like to know if there are OpenFirmware or LinuxBIOS based solutions, or how
far the Epia support of LinuxBIOS is from being useable? I will need a
programmable wake-up timer (nvram-wakeup) and, if possible, wake-on-LAN.
The board should have either well-supported onboard video (VIA CLE266 is
a bit tricky) or an AGP slot. Some PCI slots and IDE are needed as well.
Unless there is hardware MPEG-2 acceleration, the processor should be
equivalent to a 700 to 900 MHz Pentium 3.
I haven't spend much time working with ACPI tables, but there may be
copyright issues with decompiling these on a COTS BIOS and using the
result in LinuxBIOS. Does anyone agree there may be a copyright
concern here? I don't think there is, but I'm not a copyright lawyer.
Ken Fuchs <kfuchs(a)winternet.com>
Which day is the LinuxBIOS workshop, Oct 11 or Oct 12?
The meeting details web page says Oct 11.
The registration web page says Oct 12.
> MEETING DETAILS
> The LinuxBIOS Summit will be at the 2005 LACSI Symposium,
> October 11-13, 2005 in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. See
> lacsi.rice.edu/symposium. We will
> begin as a full-day workshop (among nine others) on the Symposium's
> first day (October 11). Then we'll have another 1.5 days to meet in
> parallel with the Symposium.
> Register for the LACSI Symposium at
> and select the LinuxBIOS Summit as your preferred workshop.
> You'll have all the perquisites of a Symposium attendee (access to
> all workshops, reception, research presentations, panels, proceedings)
> as well as to the LinuxBIOS Summit meetings. Registration is $350 until
> September 5, then $400 until October 5 or on-site.
> There are also student rates.
Ken Fuchs <kfuchs(a)winternet.com>
Attached are my first round of EPIA-M patches. They get it compiling to
the point of hitting the udelay patches and are basically what had been
committed to my arch tree.
Fix up the config files so buildtarget runs
Fix up compilation of the VT8235 southbridge
Fix up the mainboard config file for the southbridge devices
Fix up the VT8623 northbridge.
Fix up the VT1211 SuperIO device.
Comments appreciated; if I don't hear anything by the end of the weekend
I'll assume it's ok to commit.
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