I Believe VIA ME6000 uses VT8235 SouthBridge.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian G. Rhodes" firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Leon Woestenberg" email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:05 PM Subject: Re: EPIA-ME6000
That board has a VIA vt82c686b south on it? I built linuxbios for a similar VIA board (endat) with an 8601 north and vt82c686b south. That won't work with the epia or epia-m configs. but you can go from the via/vt5426 config. You are perhaps getting garbage serial output because you're setting up serial for the wrong superio.
Have you figured out how to enable flash memory write? I have two 686 datasheets which seem to contradict one another on how it's done. one appears like the 8231 south, and another alike the sis630.
Brian G Rhodes email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +1 612-741-1191
On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Leon Woestenberg wrote:
I have been fiddling with etherboot 5.0.10 and freebios(v1) from CVS
on a EPIA-ME6000 platform.
This is the unit with a low speed clock (500MHz?) Eden C3 processor which copes with passive cooling. I think it is EPIA-M9000 alike
Using a hardware flash programmer, I first copied the VIA BIOS from the STT39SF040A (256Kbytes) into a STMicro 29F040B (512Kbytes) device.
That only worked after I copied the BIOS into the upper half of the
device (from 0x40000 to 0x7FFFF). So I recon the highest address line is not connected on the board and so the FlashROM sees high-impedance on its most significant address line (and addresses the upper half
I followed the HOWTO/EPIA document to the letter (without the VGA BIOS at first) booting linuxbios w/ via-rhine.elf payload.
When booting, I merely got garbled output on the serial port.
I have double checked that the config file reads 115200 and that my terminal reads 115200 8N1. (The 115200 is assembly hardcoded in the vt82c686 superio code -- does it cope with my different processor speed? I do not have the datasheet (yet?).
After that, I have tried all speeds on the terminal without result.
Is the EPIA-ME6000 (aka M6000) already reported to work here, or are you guys'n'gals refering to the M9000 and M10000 alone?
How can I help?
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