[coreboot] VGA and Asus a8v-e_se
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Mar 4 12:04:56 CET 2008
On 04.03.2008 10:24, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> Patrick Georgi wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 03.03.2008, 23:06 -0500 schrieb Jonathan Rogers:
> >> BTW, how are flash chip sizes detected? All of the images I've
> >> generated
> >> using coreboot or saved using flashrom on this board are 512KiB,
> but the
> >> manual indicates that it has 4MiB of flash. Is the manual lying? I'm
> > I guess that's 512 kilobytes vs. 4 megabits?
> > Memory chip sizes are usually specified in bits.
> This is the exact text from the user manual PDF:
> BIOS features 4 MB Flash ROM, Award BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
> SM BIOS 2.3
> So, does that mean 4 megabits? If so, that's even less than 512KiB
> (524288 byte) images I've been writing, which are actually about 4.19
Think binary megabits. In that case, 4 megabits (which BIOS flash and
mainboard vendors strangely write as "MB") is exactly 512 kiBytes.
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