[coreboot] unexpected exception errors loading vga rom

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Wed Apr 22 20:32:58 CEST 2009

On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:27:38 -0400, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
> Hello,
> I keep getting unexpected exception errors on my IP1000 with builds over
> the past 6 months or so. The unexpected exception errors are random
> and are different every time, but seem to happen right about the time the
> vga rom loads. I think it has something to do with x86emu and yabel
> the vga rom. If I change it to boot up with out graphics it boots up
> time, no problem. If I enable the vga device (2.0) and allocate vga
> but not load the vga rom it boots up every time no problem. So this tells
> me it doesn’t like something the rom emulator is doing, right? This is
> very strange because I do not have this problem with the RM4100… just
> the IP1000 (brother boards).
I am getting some reports that if you let it sit at the unexpected
exception error for a minute and then cycle the power it will boot up the
second round. Do I need to add a delay somewhere??? This is driving me

Joseph Smith

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