[coreboot] Integrate the kernel into 49LF004...

Rick Ant rick_077 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 05:23:42 CEST 2009

Thanks for the info here's the info of my machine :
Step 1...
Board vendor : unknown
Processor    : Intel Pentium III
Northbridge  : Intel 82810
Southbridge  : Intel 82801 AA
BIOS Chip    : SST 49LF004
Network Chip : RTL 8100C
Memory Bank  : 1 Bank DDR SDRAM, I put on 128 Mbyte

Step 2 :
lspci -tvnn result:
-[00]-+-00.0 8086:7120
      +-01.0 8086:7121
      +-1e.0-[01]----0a.0 10ec:8139
      +-1f.0 8086:2410
      +-1f.1 8086:2411
      +-1f.2 8086:2412
      +-1f.3 8086:2413
      \-1f.5 8086:2415

Step 3 :
 Super I/O chip on this board : Winbond W83627 HG - AW
Step 4 :
 BIOS Device : SST 49LF004B 512 Kbytes EEPROM

Where can I download BuildROM ?

--- On Thu, 6/25/09, Cristi Magherusan <Cristi.Magherusan at net.utcluj.ro> wrote:

From: Cristi Magherusan <Cristi.Magherusan at net.utcluj.ro>
Subject: Re: [coreboot] Integrate the kernel into 49LF004...
To: "Rick Ant" <rick_077 at yahoo.com>
Cc: coreboot at coreboot.org
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 6:25 AM

On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 19:04 -0700, Rick Ant wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it possible for me to integrate the Linux Kernel Into the Flash ROM
> 49LF004 and starting the X-server ?
> Thanks

Yes it's possible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuzRsXKm_NQ

Buildrom is able to include the kernel, but it is unable to include the
X server inside the payload. LBDistro was able to do it, but it's
unmaintained since a couple of years so it may not work at all.

You can also take a look at my AVATT project, which is using buildroot
to help compiling userland programs. I modified buildrom to use images
generated by buildroot as payload. This should make very straightforward
including X or anything provided by buildroot inside the payload, with
the expense of some extra time(~30 minutes) spent on compiling the
toolchain, but only for the first time.

You can find my code at http://cristi.indefero.net/p/avatt/


Ing. Cristi Măgherușan, System/Network Engineer
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
http://cc.utcluj.ro  +40264 401247

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