[LinuxBIOS] EPIA-MII 12000, almost there. ( newbie )

Per Mellander per at mellander.org
Tue May 30 09:05:18 CEST 2006

Hi list.

I've been trying to get LinuxBIOS going on my EPIA-MII 12000 system. I've read numerous
messages on the ML and Googling for answers. Still I can't get my system to boot properly.

Following the HOWTO I've managed to create a linuxbios.rom that actually boots, starts
the payload ( filo ) but then I don't get the kernel to load.

I'm using LinuxBIOS snapshot as of 24th of May and Filo 0.5. The VGA-rom is extracted with:

dd if=/dev/mem of=/video.bios.bin bs=65536 count=1 skip=12

My root is /dev/hdb1 and I've put my ( working ) kernel at /vmlinuz. ( It's a stock
Fedora 5 kernel, 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5. )

When I use  USE_GRUB = 1 and put a copy of my menu.lst in /boot/filo/menu.lst, I only
get a grub prompt and when trying to manually load the kernel with:

kernel /vmlinuz

It complains about unknown filetype, IIRC.

I've also tried using:

AUTOBOOT_FILE = "hdb1:/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200"

With this I get the LinuxBIOS to constantly restart.

My actual question is therefore If there is anyone with a working setup that could
please give me some help?

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