[coreboot] Thin Client Compaq Evo T20

Markus bios at ryven.de
Fri May 23 09:19:27 CEST 2008

Am Thu, 22 May 2008 23:58:35 -0700
schrieb Philip Loewen <philip at tidepool.ca>:

> A quick follow-up question on this Geode GX1/CS5530 thin 
> client before another lengthy silence:
> Right now I only know how to access the 48M of onboard flash 
> memory in this little box using the proprietary tools that 
> run in the proprietary BIOS. If I replace the BIOS with 
> coreboot, I will need some other way to access the NAND 
> flash memory. Is there a known working method for this that 
> runs on Linux? (I have tried adding support for Memory 
> Technology Devices to my kernel, but don't know how to tell 
> if they are working.) Given this, I would be willing to give 
> coreboot a try.
> Last week I said I was reluctant to open the case of my thin 
> client. At the time I did not realize that a running thin 
> client can itself be used as a BIOS-ROM programmer. I have 
> extra copies of the machine around, so in fact I do have the 
> hardware resources needed to recover completely from a bad 
> flash experience. Now I am more receptive to the idea of 
> trying something that is not fully guaranteed.
> Thanks, Philip
On my Evo T30 the internal flash works as an hda Disk. The only bad
thing on this. The fist partition is needed from the proprietary Bios.
Are you able to boot an Linux and take a look?


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