The bios is only 256KB, but it is written as bit (8 bits per byte).
Not being tied to Linux is actually a good thing as it gives more flexibility an we still have the possibility to have all the benefits of having Linux in there.
I'm not sure what you are saying in the last part of you email, but if you plan to port more boards to coreboot that's grate :)
What is your native language? If you could include both the original and translated text I might be better able to understand you.
Den 23/07/2010 kl. 15.02 skrev Alan Grossi email@example.com:
Good Day Friend. Yes I will try and send the results.
Too bad the Coreboot is no longer tied to Linux, but I want to study in depth and yes he still have bios.
Was looking in my bios I found some scraps that I believe to work in ECS_P6IWP-Fe, bios 2MB.
I really appreciate it if you send me a picture compiled. I'm still studying how to build the mine, but I do not see that long, I just risking.
Thanks for everything. Sorry for any inconvenience. I have a vast collection of motherboards at home, or els with the test and then you step Coreboot results. So we can add even more to the list of cards supported.
I'm not very good with English, so I'm using Google translator. Sorry the inconsistencies in the text.
Subject: Re: LinuxBios P6IWP-Fe From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:45:33 +0200
Hi i ported this board 45 dayes ago :) Here is the current status of the board http://www.coreboot.org/ECS_P6IWP-Fe If you test any thing make sure to send your result here so that we can update the table.
LinuxBIOS is now know as Coreboot, this is because it is nolonger tied in to Linux (you still can do that if you want to).
The rom flash chip on the board is fairly small, so putting a full linux on it might not be posible. But you can still run coreboot, with either FILO, GRUB or SeaBIOS as a payload and have one of them start up your installed linux.
I can send you a compiled image tomorrow, if you like.
To compile one your self:
1: make sure that you have all the tools mentioned here: http://www.coreboot.org/Development_Guidelines#Required_Toolchain (you can stop when you get to "Coding Guidelines")
2: follow this guide. http://www.coreboot.org/Build_HOWTO pick SeaBIOS as your payload, it's a safe bet for starters.
Before you flash your motherboard you should consider getting a second flashrom-chip that you can safely flash, this way if things doesn't work you can get your motherboard back to life by placing back the original flashrom-chip. The chip you will need is an Intel 82802AB, it can be found on some other mother boards, i don't know if it is still possible to order it. It will look some thing like this: http://flashrom.org/File:Plcc32_in_socket.jpg
tor, 22 07 2010 kl. 16:27 +0300, skrev Alan Grossi:
Good Day Friend.
My name is ALAN GROSSI, I'm a fan of Linux.
I have the Motherboard P6IWP-Fe and now I'm getting to know the Linux BIOS project.
I would like your help to configure and use this motherboard.
Perhaps a bios ready.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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