[coreboot] RCA RM4100 Build Tutorial

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Tue Mar 11 23:59:06 CET 2008


On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:41:28PM -0400, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> I added a Build Tutorial to the wiki:
> http://www.coreboot.org/RCA_RM4100_Build_Tutorial
> and linked it to the Supported Motherboards page.

Great, thanks!

I've done some cleanups on the page (small cosmetic fixes mostly). Some
more comments on the contents:

 - It would be nice if you could add one or two photos from the board.

 - Also, please add a license tag to all your wiki pages and wiki
   images. You can use {{PD-self}} or {{CC-by-sa-3.0}} etc. See for
   example http://www.coreboot.org/ASUS_A8V-E_Deluxe_Build_Tutorial.

 - Are you sure the L2 cache is enabled? Check 'dmesg', IIRC this is not
   done for most Intel chipsets yet (?) Also, you can run x86info
   or cpuinfo for more info, I think.

 - How did you test the CDROM drive? Mounting something in Linux or
   booting from CDROM? If the latter, how (which FILO options etc)?

 - Does the modem really work and how was that tested? Does it need
   special support in coreboot?

 - Is there really an onboard-CF slot on the board? Or did you test
   using an Cf-to-IDE adapter? Or both?

 - How was IR tested? Which Linux tools? Any coreboot/superio changes

 - You marked 'PC Speaker' as N/A. Why? Try 'modprobe pcspkr' and then
   do some beeping, e.g. using the tool 'beep' (apt-get install beep).
   It should work, usually.

As for Wake-on-LAN, it can usually be implemented either fully in
hardware or in the BIOS/firmware. If the latter you probably need some
extra code in coreboot. If it's implemented in hardware it will probably
work out of the box.

> I am going to send some users from my website to try it out. Some of  
> the info may be redundent but it is meant for a coreboot newby?
> Does it look like newby material?

It's fine, IMO, users should be able to follow the instructions.

Btw, can you post a full boot log (coreboot + Linux) here for reference?

Thanks, Uwe.
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