[coreboot] Jetway J7F4K1G5S-LF acting weird, any suggestions?

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 06:43:47 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 3:44 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM,  <austinro at msu.edu> wrote:
>>> I'm not sure what other info might be useful, but I'll provide it or try
>>> whatever is asked.  A few other possible clues: the factory bios only
>>> recognized half of my installed ram, but coreboot recognized all of it.
>>> With coreinfo or memtest as payloads, it did not restart, and it displayed
>>> the proper vga output.
>> can you remove the RAM that the BIOS did not find? In this way you
>> remove any potential hardware problems.
>> ron
> J7F4 only has one RAM slot. I'd seen similar behavior on my J7F2 (only
> sees 512MB of a 1GB stick, doesn't boot from PATA), the solution was
> some different code to initialize IDE.

Oops, sorry for the really unclear message. The problem with not
booting from IDE was resolved with the different code, and I saw only
1/2 of the actual memory with the stock BIOS, never had a problem with
coreboot. But apparently Aaron Lwe has made some changes since, and
we've moved over to v4, so it's really hard to say exactly
what/where/when it was broken.


> I no longer have that board
> though (it died about a year ago, and I didn't replace it), so I have
> no real way to test it out. The code may be kicking around in the v2
> archives.
> -Corey

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