[coreboot] Problems with VIA EPIA-ME6000

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Wed Mar 12 17:04:56 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 08:53:40PM -0500, Jacek Chruscik wrote:
> IDE-CF should work just fine,

Yet it does not always.

> but you have to disable DMA for IDE port where you have it
> connected (boot parameter: ide1=nodma - does not work with some
> kernels).

Not neccessary with SanDisk Extreme III in PC Engines straight
adapter. DMA or not depends on both card and adapter.

> I've been using straight IDE to CF adapter with no electronics on
> it, and never had any problems.

Right, that is my experience as well.

> Use branded CF cards though, Transcend proved to be good on it, but
> A-data works with hick-ups.

My point was that with the same SanDisk card one adapter worked and
another didn't.

> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 19:05 +0100, Peter Stuge wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 04:00:32PM +0100, Klaus Stammermann wrote:
> > > Does anyone get an idea how to solve this problem?
> > 
> > Try booting from a normal disk.

I stand by this. It is a simple way to exclude all problems related
to CF.


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