[coreboot] Windows XP boots

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 00:54:55 CEST 2008


It changed the behavior for me for XP installation.  Now I get "Hardware
Malfunction  Contact your hardware vendor for support."

I used 6 for the number of PCI buses.

It still hangs in the same place for ReactOS.  It wants me to press enter to
continue, but it's frozen.


On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've now successfully installed and booted Windows XP professional on
> my epia-m with coreboot-v2 and seabios.
> The changes to seabios have been committed to the git repo.  One can
> download it with:
>  git clone git://git.linuxtogo.org/home/kevin/seabios.git
> The reason the install and boot failed before was due to the pcibios
> functions.  The VIA vga card shows up on bus 1 on the epia-m.
> However, the pcibios functions only supported bus 0.  The latest
> seabios git now supports pcibios calls on machines with more than 1
> bus.
> I still need to disable ACPI support in order to install winxp (hit
> the F7 key when asked about additional driver).  This appears to be
> due to incomplete ACPI support in coreboot-v2 for the epia-m.
> To enable coreboot support in seabios, modify the file src/config.h
> and change CONFIG_COREBOOT to 1.  You'll also likely want to change
> CONFIG_PCI_BUS_COUNT is correct for your machine.
> There is still plenty of stuff to do, but I think this is an important
> step forward.
> -Kevin
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