[coreboot] Error Compiling Coreboot v1 for Acer WT300

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 07:44:30 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Holden Hao <holdenhao at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello.
> I am trying to build a Coreboot v1 BIOS with an Etherboot payload for
> an Acer WT300 thin client.  Somebody was already successful in running
> LinuxBIOS with etherboot on it. (
> http://spritesmods.com/?art=wtcluster ).  I have tried to contact the
> person on the website already but he has not replied to me.  So I am
> trying out Coreboot myself.
> The Acer WT300 has a board similar in specifications to a Supertek
> ST3WT.  The chips on the board are CS5530A and PC973717.

Coreboot-v1 is VERY old, IIRC it requires gcc 2.xx to compile. Perhaps I
could talk you into using coreboot-v2 instead? I see that the Axus TC320 and
Bcom WinNet 100 share the same hardware as your board, so porting your board
shouldn't require much work. You can find a build tutorial here:
http://www.coreboot.org/AXUS_TC320#Building_a_LinuxBIOS_image and various
other resources by exploring around coreboot.org. If you need a hand, let us


> My build
> system is Debian Etch and CentOS 5.  I have tried building sample
> images using default config files but all my efforts failed.  I was
> able to run the python script but I did not get far running make.  I
> get the errors below:
> ----------------------
> cp /home/holden/src/coreboot-v1/src/arch/i386/config/crt0.base crt0.S
> gcc -x assembler-with-cpp -DASSEMBLY -E ... crt0.S > crt0.s
> /bin/sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
> /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file
> make: *** [crt0.s] Error 2
> ----------------------
> I get the same errors in Debian and CentOS for all config files I have
> tried.  The error above is the same as the one reported on the link
> below:
> http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2007-June/022422.html
> I hope somebody can help me with the problem.  I have about 10 of the
> Acer WTs that I hope to use as Linux Thin Clients.  The units will be
> used for our organization's (a LUG called DabaweGNU) computer lab.
> Regards,
> Holden
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