[coreboot] supported laptops

intorders at cox.net intorders at cox.net
Wed Sep 16 01:17:34 CEST 2009

Hello, I'm very interested on flashing my laptop, even though the chipset/southbridge appear to be supported in version 2, I would really like to know if this can be done, being a laptop, it would be very difficult for me to recover it from a failed flash attempt. Thank You for your help and information. Alan

Step 1: 
I have a laptop Acer Aspire AS5515-5879, It lists a motherboard name of  “Acer Nile” made by Compal model number KAW60. It originally came with an AMD Athlon 64 2650E that I upgraded to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050E. The chipset lists as ATI RS690/RS690M, Southbridge is ATI SB600. It comes with embedded ATI Radeon X1200 graphics. 

lspci -tvnn output
-[0000:00]-+-00.0  ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910] 
           +-01.0-[0000:01]----05.0  ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f] 
           +-06.0-[0000:02-04]----00.0  Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] 
           +-07.0-[0000:05-07]----00.0  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] 
           +-12.0  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380] 
           +-13.0  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387] 
           +-13.1  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388] 
           +-13.4  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b] 
           +-13.5  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386] 
           +-14.0  ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] 
           +-14.1  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c] 
           +-14.2  ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] 
           +-14.3  ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d] 
           +-18.0  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100] 
           +-18.1  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101] 
           +-18.2  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102] 
           \-18.3  Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]

superiotool -dV does not report any i/o chip

Unknown type device, flashrom -V  hangs  needing a hard power cycle.


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