[LinuxBIOS] Foxconn BIOS won't boot Linux

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Thu Jul 20 23:52:23 CEST 2006

keithwwyse at ukonline.co.uk wrote:
> Hi all
> Following your instructions regarding requesting assistance with the
> compatability of LinuxBIOS with different mainboards here are the specifications.
> I have an AMD Athlon XP2400+ in a Foxconn 741M01C-GX-6L as a desktop machine
> This is the output of 'lspci -vvv'
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 741/741GX/M741 Host (rev 0 3)
>         Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0c4d
Foxconn BIOS? Is it actually an Award or Phoenix BIOS?
> The problem with this mainboard is that it doesn't seem to like Linux boot
> systems. I have the Gentoo 2006.0 LiveCD Installer, and have installed this onto
> hda, but the system will not boot giving a non system disk error message. I've
> also contacted EdLUG about this as well.
> I was hoping that if LinuxBIOS is compatible, I can flash it to the memory and
> it will be able to boot the system.
The SIS 735 was the latest SIS supported. That was 4 yrs ago and in V1.

The 741 would be an interesting LinuxBIOS port since this device 
supports the Geode NX.


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