On 2014-10-31 10:56, Gregg Levine wrote:
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
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?
Patrick "P. J." McDermott
Lead Developer, ProteanOS