On 09/23/2014 09:45 AM, Jamie Lodberg wrote:
On 22. sep. 2014, at 22:39, Olliver Schinagl firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 04/09/2014 10:29 PM, Jamie Lodberg wrote:
On Apr 8, 2014, at 21:58 , Jamie Lodberg wrote:
On 8. apr. 2014, at 13:40, email@example.com wrote:
I then tested again on another S50: Backed up the factory ROM image, flashed my coreboot.rom, then flashed again with the factory ROM image - that box is still working. When I find my PLCC puller, I will try to revive the bricked S50.
A quick status update here - I found my PLCC puller!
My Tiny Core Linux flashrom rig is definitely working - I revived the bricked S50 by flashing a factory image to it.
(Then I bricked it again hehe)
Haha silly me - I don't think they were bricked at all… as fijam wrote on his blog posting, the power button and LED don't work with coreboot. I had forgotten about this. I connected up a serial cable and saw that it was starting coreboot! Then I watched NanoBSD boot (with NO pcib hangs!!) and was able to ssh into it.
Only problem so far is FreeBSD complaining about an interrupt storm on IRQ 10 when I have the serial port connected. Hm.
Anyway, this is fantastic!!! :D
When you get it all sorted, can you get us enlightened folks some more detailed instructions how to get it all to build :)
Ya I guess I never got around to posting my recipes. It would be good to blow the dust off this project again and get some help from the rest of you in getting VGA on boot to work, as well as choosing alternate boot device - I just haven't been able to get these things to work!
I'll try and consolidate my notes and post them in the next few days.
My offer from a few years ago still stands, I have a few Wyse S10 thin clients for developers available. They come with more ram and a 1GiB "SSD" on the ide slot and a power brick.
I'm happy to part with 2 or 3 units :)
I think the difference between the S10 and the S50 is that the S50 officially came with 64mb or 128mb of onboard flash, where the S10 just had a fast bios. I bet it was even the same bios. Levaraging the 1GiB SSD more then makes up for that so it would be an S180 :)
As for the ram, I have most of them upgraded to 256mb ram, where the S50 has 128 or 256 mb and 'stock' s10 only had 128mb.
Ideally I'd see one or two to go two VGA blob hackers and 1 to a VSA hacker :)
Coreboot Winter of code? :)