[LinuxBIOS] [Fwd: Re: AMD 690G chipset support in LinuxBIOS v2]

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 07:00:17 CEST 2007

Marc Jones wrote:
> Meant to send this to the list.
> Marc
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: [LinuxBIOS] AMD 690G chipset support in LinuxBIOS v2
> Date: 	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:05:47 -0600
> From: 	Marc Jones <Marc.Jones at AMD.com>
> To: 	Darmawan Salihun <darmawan.salihun at gmail.com>
> References: 	<46893e740709101937j32a4f32bu6dc296a628d36dc6 at mail.gmail.com>
> Darmawan Salihun wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>     I've grepped through the source code last night but haven't found 
>> code for board that uses this chipset. Is there any support coming 
>> down the road? I'm planning to buy a new system for BIOS experiments 
>> in the next few days. This chipset is a candidate for me. I want a 
>> chipset with onboard video and K8 processor.
>>     I choose K8 because the datasheet for the memory controller is 
>> readily available. I'm open for any suggestion(s). Basically, I just 
>> want a system that can run Vista, support multicore processor and can 
>> be used for LinuxBIOS experiments (preferably without soldering stuff 
>> needed).
>>     Anyway, one further question: hot-flashing can be done on SPI 
>> chips as well, right?
>> Regards,
>> Darmawan Salihun
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -= Human knowledge belongs to the world =- 
> Hi Darmawan,
> Currently there is no support in LinuxBIOS for any ATI(now AMD) 
> chipsets. We do plan to work on this in the next six months but I don't 
> have a specific release date.
> ==
> Marc Jones
> Senior Firmware Engineer
> (970) 226-9684 Office
> mailto:Marc.Jones at amd.com
> http://www.amd.com/embeddedprocessors
> Marc

Great news! Is this only for current and future chipsets, or might we
see some older ones as well? Most interested in the RS480/SB400, btw,
I'd like to mess around with it on my laptop and see what happens.


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