[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Support for the MSI MS-7260 (K9N Neo)

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Tue Sep 18 01:40:21 CEST 2007

On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 10:23:08PM -0500, David H. Barr wrote:
> > Other than that this is a very nice new target, a relatively cheap,
> > modern K8+MCP55 board, with _socketed_ PLCC chip!
> I'll be very pleased to work with someone to set this up for automatic
> testing, if that sort of thing interests anyone.  I have two boards,
> BIOS-Saviors, and remote reboot capability.

Yep, that would be very cool.

If you get a chance to try this on your board(s), please post your boot
logs and check whether you see problems with PCI add-on cards (e.g.
PCI VGA cards).

Also, if you could try a PCI Express VGA (or other) card, that would be nice.
If I'm not mistaken PCI Express cards should work fine, just as with the

> > (well, at least in Rev. 1.0 which I have; I don't know anything about
> > other revisions)
> A caution: I know this board is already up to Rev. 3.0 (or 1.3?).

Which revisions do your two boards have? Are they PLCC in a socket, too?

> > Interestingly, with the factory BIOS flashrom doesn't work on this
> > board, but it works flawlessly when booted with LinuxBIOS :)
> > I'll investigate further when I find some time.
> That's marvelous!  I got bogged down with looking at UniFlash code,
> trying to figure out how to port that Pascal to FlashRom.

Don't bother, the Uniflash code relies on BIOS callbacks to do the work
(partially at least) so it won't help much for flashrom support, I think.

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