[LinuxBIOS] article

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Sat Feb 24 15:45:47 CET 2007

Hi Ward,

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:36:52PM -0500, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> Someone forwarded me this link:
>   http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboards/display/20070223145912.html
> which is referring to this post to the Linux Kernel mailing list, dated
> today:
>   http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/496453

Thanks, added to the wiki. This LKML post has created lots of press,
I'll add more articles to the wiki later...

It was a bit early, though, as we don't really have the code ready in svn
yet ;-)

> The article fails to mention that the BIOS chip is soldered onto the Gigabyte
> board - we're going to have to warn people about that.

Yeah, that will prevent many people from actually using LinuxBIOS on
that board, I'm afraid.

Yinghai, did you solder off the chip for developing/debugging or did you
have another way to (re)flash the board in case of errors? Or is there a
variant of the board with a BIOS chip which is not soldered on?

> Can someone clarify which parts of YH's big patch are still missing to make
> the MCP55 code build? 

Two patches are missing:

 - http://www.openbios.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2007-February/018398.html
   This just needs one more Ack from someone so it can be committed.
   The code should work just fine.

 - http://www.openbios.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2007-February/018379.html
   This one needs more work, I think, as it contains left-over cruft
   from older revisions. Also, it's missing license headers.

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