[coreboot] SeaBIOS + Windows + Coreboot

Steve Spano steve at fl-eng.com
Mon Oct 13 21:18:53 CEST 2008


Well! That's a good thing to know...so this may be more of a research
project to boot Windows using coreboot on the Geode?

How would recommend attacking this if I want to boot Windows on the GeodeLX
using coreboot? Or should we just resort to those "other" bioses...
I would prefer not to because we print out POST/Low-Level codes on an ASCII
LCD display during bootup which is very nice for manufacturing.


Steve Spano, President
Finger Lakes Engineering

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From: coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org [mailto:coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org]
On Behalf Of Marc Jones
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 2:45 PM
To: steve at fl-eng.com
Cc: 'Kevin O'Connor'; 'Myles Watson'; coreboot at coreboot.org
Subject: Re: [coreboot] SeaBIOS + Windows + Coreboot

Steve Spano wrote:
> I will keep the list posted with my results and problems, my goal here 
> is to boot Windows 2000/XP/CE on the AMD Geode LX800.

The Geode platform is not ideal for this exercise. The VSA used by 
coreboot doesn't support the VGA BIOS (only the minimal set of pci 
config space emulation). It is assumed that a native driver would be 
used. Some folks have discussed developing an open VGA BIOS for Geode 
but no development has been done yet.


Marc Jones
Senior Firmware Engineer
(970) 226-9684 Office
mailto:Marc.Jones at amd.com

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