[LinuxBIOS] Booting LinuxBIOS on an EPIA-V

Fredrik Tolf fredrik at dolda2000.com
Sat Aug 26 14:11:00 CEST 2006

On Sat, 2006-08-26 at 04:48 -0500, Richard Smith wrote:
> >  I do not even get any comms from the serial port. Have checked the cable is
> > ok, by
> >  booting normally.
> >
> >  I only have 100Mhz memory installed, as it was going spare. Could this be a
> > reason why
> >  it does not work ?
> Com port messages start  happening pre-ram init.  So No. You should at
> least some version info build date, and get to the "Jumping to
> LinuxBIOS..."  string.
> Something must be different with the Com port on that board.

Alternatively, what flash chip are you using? I don't know about your
EPIA 5000, but my EPIA V came with a 256 KiB flash chip from the
factory, and I bought a 512 KiB one that I'm playing with. That means,
however, that when I'm making a 256 KiB LinuxBIOS flash image, I have to
make sure to prepend it with 256 KiB of padding, to ensure that it hits
the top of the address space.

If that's the problem, you can just do this:
dd if=/dev/zero bs=1k count=256 | cat - linuxbios.rom >512kbios
flashrom -w 512kbios

Fredrik Tolf

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