Hello, I modified this thin client to run win98 or linux, it becomes
with windows ce. But bios General software bios is very bad for PNP,
and usb, cs5530 udma, sound,acpi, .., don't work. At the moment xpress
vga, serial, parallel, rs232, lan and other components works ok.
Can I flash bios of this thinclient (now a useful simple computer, very
quiet) with OPENBIOS?
Extract actual bios before?
Fco .J. Arias <javi(a)productshome.com>
I've just subscribed. I've been googling around for quite a while now,
looking for an interesting project that isn't already almost done, and
that isn't essentially closed to significant contributions from people
outside whatever organization sponsors the project. That leaves out a
lot of otherwise interesting projects-- such as the kernel trace work at
opersys.com, or Fedora, or the crash-dump project (lkcd) just for a few
I confess I'm not just interested in "open source" for any altruistic
reason-- I'm really looking for a way to establish credentials in the OS
"community" (a much-overused word). I bet such be will be increasingly
important in future years.
A little context: I'm using Fedora (FC3) here at work (nobody seems to
mind that I can't read half of HP's internal web pages, which mostly
only work right with IE; and I *certainly* don't mind! :-) I naturally
poked around Redhat's site looking for Fedora work, but all they really
offer is a bugzilla listing. 98% of reported FC bugs are either with
badly outdated releases, or expansion hardware I don't have.
However there *does* seem to be an issue with FC3 and the 2.6.11
kernel-- with several reports of solid system hangs/lockups, where the
computer essentially freezes in place. Now on an Alpha, all you'd have
to do is hit the halt button, type "cra" at the ">>>" prompt, and
reboot; once in multiuser you'll have a crash dump waiting for your
debugging pleasure. But I've never seen the PC that had a halt button
that didn't instantly put you in POST, which kinda limits the chances of
copying memory to the swap partition. So at least on the PC
architecture, there doesn't seem to be a reliable way to do a postmortem
on a wedged kernel.
Obviously, the BIOS is a problem. Which leads me to you. What needs
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I have the 9IGLM motherboard with chipset Intel 845 GL.
Can I hope that that I can download and install some open BIOS firmware
for my motherboard? Thanks!
Debian Junior Project, DebianEdu, Moodle -> :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
http://www.ektf.hu/~Csanyi.Pal (Up to now, it is in Hungarian only.)
I have been googling OpenBIOS, LinuxBIOS and FreeBIOS a bit, but I'm a
little confused about the connection between them. Perhaps someone can
clarify this for me?
I have a Lippert Cool RoadRunner II (CRR2) board, consisting of a
National Geode (GX1), a CX5530 and a 256KB Flash BIOS. It is set-up with
a compact flash card (connected to the primary EIDE on the board).
I would like it to boot up directly into Linux or RTEMS (*fast*). With
the current BIOS, I have boot-time (reset to bootloader start) of approx
Should I stick with the current BIOS? Should I use one or the other
Any experience with this chipset-combination?
How much work would you think is needed to get it to work?