[LinuxBIOS] VIA EPIA-ML6000EA VGA Problem and Kernel Panic
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Sat Feb 4 00:59:10 CET 2006
> Daniel Parthey schrieb:
>> Daniel Parthey wrote:
>>>I tried to get LinuxBIOS Rev 2163 running on an VIA EPIA-ML6000EA Board
>>>using the EPIA-M target. The kernel is on /dev/hda1 of an IDE harddisk.
>> Note that I'm using an EPIA ML, not an M board.
>>>it boots, network is working, but vga output fails
>> Maybe the EPIA-M HOWTO should tell that one needs to extract the VGA
>> from EPIA-M Bios Version 1.13 if one wants to use graphics on EPIA-ML.
> Thats right, an extracted vga.rom from this version works for the ML, too.
>>>DO THE VGA BIOS
>>>found VGA: vid=1106, did=3122
> if you later want to use the X via driver modul, you should remember on
> this is the ID Number you need to change in the vgabioa.c if I remember
>>>rom base, size: fffc0000
>>>bus/devfn = 0x100
>>>biosint: # 0x6, eax 0x5f53 ebx 0x101 ecx 0x19f88 edx 0xe093
>>>biosint: ebp 0x19090 esp 0x39d8 edi 0xfa90 esi 0x1a539
>>>biosint: ip 0xc763 cs 0xf000 flags 0x202
>>>biosint: Oops, exception 6
>>>biosint: Bailing out
>>>biosint: # 0x10, eax 0x4f14 ebx 0x18003 ecx 0x1 edx 0x0
>>>biosint: ebp 0x19fa8 esp 0xffa edi 0x0 esi 0xffff725e
>>>biosint: ip 0x8f7e cs 0x0 flags 0x46
>>>BIOSINT: Unsupport int #0x10
> I get a equal output, if I use the orginal vga.rom from factory bios
> version 1.16 for Epia-M
>> Christian Sühs told on the list, that one needs an older vga bios for
>> First I will try to extract VGA Bios from BIOS 1.02 and 1.01 for the
> I,m not sure, but I think they won't work.
> Have a look at the bios code with cbrom or any tool you want.
> and compare the vga rom names. If I remember right there is only one
> version, which works with LB and that is the vga.rom at orginal bios
> from epia-M Version 1.13 for the Epia-ML.
>> Then I will try the BIOS 1.16 for the EPIA-M.
> That won't work, too.
>> Unfortunately, VIA has taken all other versions off the web :(
> Thats right, somewhere in the List is a link to the 1.13 version.
>> Can I boot the EPIA-M Bios on the EPIA-ML board, or does it fail?
> It fails.
>>>ACPI: bus type pci registered
>>> <0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
>> Disabling ACPI and AGPGART in the kernel fixed the problem,
>> so this was certainly an ACPI issue. Thanks to Anton Borisov.
>> Boot speeds is also an issue here, it looks like we need a separate
>> target/mainboard for the EPIA-ML in order to speed up the boot
>> process for EPIA-ML. It also boots very slowly here, I will try
>> Christian Sühs' changes discussed on this list in December 2005
>> and disable some features (like smbus?) in the EPIA-ML boot process.
>> Obviously, EPIA-M and EPIA-ML have different features, compare them:
> You should disable the search for the firewire stuff, somewhere under
> the northbridge directory for epia-ml. If this is not disabled it tooks
> about 10 seconds before linuxbios boot.
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