On 2014-10-31 10:56, Gregg Levine wrote:
Hello! The rest of the group will chime in soon, but is the board currently running a known working distribution of Linux? Some released ones do not provide good toolchains for us.
I don't have the board, as I haven't yet decided to buy it. But I'd run Debian wheezy on it. By toolchains, do you mean GCC and Binutils or superiotool and flashrom?
The other problem here is that we'll need to have you run such tools as are shown on the wiki. Please note that they need to be run at the prompt. One of them is the superio tool, and the other is the flashrom tool. The other one concerns itself with the tool to reading the contents of the PCI management registers. (It also tells us what components were used to glue the entire system together.)
Sure, I can run superiotool and flashrom, either from Debian or from Git as needed.
For example some examples shown are untested because the boards are wearing proprietary parts who were specially built for them. Intel is famous for doing that...
Oh and regarding the ROM chip containing your system's commercial BIOS I suggest tracking down spares as you might need them. The other problem is how the part is fastened down on the board. I believe that covers it.
Yes, I have some W25Q80BVDAIG chips I planned to use with another board. I know the board comes with a socketed W25Q64FVAIG, although I'm having some trouble finding a distributor who carries that chip or equivalent chips. I assume the 80BV ones I have won't work, because they use a slightly different supply voltage range?