[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS and VMWare

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Wed Feb 28 18:27:14 CET 2007

Boot log and your MB Config.lb?





From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Joe Pub
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:07 AM
To: linuxbios at linuxbios.org
Subject: [LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS and VMWare


Hi There,

Has anyone had any success with VMWare.  I have partially implemented
the PC87360 SIO chip which has give me serial and I can boot LinuxBIOS
up to the elf payload stage.  I'm trying to get the VMWare VGA to work
at no avail.  Has anyone else has success with this. 

I have added 


to the Optionslb file and adjusted the size of the ROM image by -32KB
(sizeof VGA BIOS for VMWare) 
and also added 

        device pci f.0 on                         # VGA controller
            chip drivers/pci/onboard
                device pci f.0 on end
                register "rom_address" = "0xfff80000" 

to the Config.lb.

When I start VMWare with this image though it does nothing but sit there
with no VGA.  I have even enabled serial logging back on using
CONFIG_CONSOLE_SERIAL8250 but still continue to use CONFIG_PCI_ROM_RUN
but nothing then even gets written to the serial port.  

When does the VGA BIOS rom get called, at what stage?


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