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Sun Aug 10 02:08:01 CEST 2003
I Believe VIA ME6000 uses VT8235 SouthBridge.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian G. Rhodes" <bgr at gw.linespeed.net>
To: "Leon Woestenberg" <leon.woestenberg at gmx.net>
Cc: <linuxbios at clustermatic.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
> bgr at linespeed.net
> brhodes at visualcircuits.com
> +1 612-741-1191
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Leon Woestenberg wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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?
> > Regards,
> > Leon.
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