[LinuxBIOS] Developer Docs

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Mar 1 14:52:11 CET 2007

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 09:48:12PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to make a suggestion. I am a newbie to the LinuxBios  
> world. I love what I have seen so far. I am ok at C, know a little  
> assembly, and would love to contribute to the LinuxBios community. But  
> I am not sure how to get started. I have read just about everything I  
> can get my hands on, but how do I go about developing a new bios for a  
> board? In the FAQ's it talks about some things I would need to get  
> started but where do I go from there. I have datasheets and all kinds  
> of output from linux (dmidecode, lspci, etc.), POST card. Now what?

First thing is always to get your Super I/O working. Without that you
won't have serial output, which makes debugging almost impossible.

> Do I just use the code from another board and alter it to my liking?

If one which is similar to yours is supported, then yes, that's a good

> I don't want to sound negative or upset anyone but I think alot more  
> people would get involved if there was more developer (src)  
> documentation.

I agree. We need lots more documentation.

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