[LinuxBIOS] Linux BIOS on Embedded board
keven at insomniatechnology.com
Wed Jul 13 19:13:56 CEST 2005
Greetings to all!
I hope this is the correct address to use when posting- I'm somewhat new
to the whole mailing list thing.
Anyways. I recently picked up a nice PCM-5820 Rev. B2 Board, made by
Advantech. It runs a GX1 300mhz Processor, 256mb PC100 Ram (SODIMM), and
2 40gb Samsung IDE Drives.
The unit also has 2 USB 1.1 ports, AC97 Audio, Realtek RL8139 10/10
I'm planning on running Linux, probably Fedora Core 3/4 on the machine,
as a VPN endpoint and network server serving up SMB/NFS. It might
eventually be used as a MP3 player for my home theater system, so I do
need audio capabilities. The two USB ports are being dedicated to a
Crystalfontz 635 and 634 displays, which will be used to monitor and
control the system heedlessly.
I'm wondering- will LinuxBIOS run on this machine properly? It has no
expansion so-to-say, just PC104 which will remain unused. I've heard
things about the Audio and Graphics for the unit, but nothing definite.
Will this board run LinuxBIOS, with Video and Audio capabilities?
If I have to, I'll grab one of those nifty swap-a-bios chips that lets
me select between the Advantech Phoenix BIOS and the Linux BIOS. This
system will be encased in a acrylic case (custom made, laser cut), so
this is more of a hobby then anything else, but I'd like to have a
system running Linux that boots Linux BIOS for the kick of it.
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