[LinuxBIOS] Linux BIOS support for Eden CPU

Abins Jose abinsj at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 09:53:44 CET 2006

On 11/22/06, Corey Osgood <corey_osgood at verizon.net> wrote:
> Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 06:31:12PM +0530, Abins Jose wrote:
> >
> >> I am planning to use Linux BIOS for a new x86 board consisting of VIA
> >> Eden processor with a VIA VT8251 southbridge.
> >>
> >
> > The VT8251 doesn't seem to be supported, yet, see
> > http://www.linuxbios.org/Supported_Chipsets_and_Devices
> >
> > VIA datasheets aren't publically available usually (it seems), so I'm
> > not sure this will happen anytime soon, either...
> >
> >
> > Uwe.
> >
> Via has a page to request a datasheet for their hardware...
> unfortunately, it also uses the 3-letter word: NDA. It couldn't hurt to
> email them and find out if there's an NDA attached to this datasheet or
> not. It does not seem that this datasheet is available anywhere for
> public download, at least not on their website or the first few pages of
> a google search.
> -Corey
A few days back I had visited that page and requested for the
datasheet... but still haven't recieved any reply from VIA. Btw, I
went through the EPIA-M LinuxBIOS source code and in quite a few
places its commented that "This is done because Award bios does it". I
am curious to know how was this reverse engineering done? Can this be
done in case of VT8251?


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