[coreboot] Mobo Support

Anders Jenbo anders at jenbo.dk
Mon Jun 7 00:20:01 CEST 2010

Hallo David

I am currently working on the chip-set that your board uses. So support is in progress. I have debug console running via serial and i am about a 1/3 in to getting the ram initialized. If you think you can help (time is the only real skill required) coding in the support you are more then welcome.

You should get in contact with the flashrom developers to get support for your flash chip. Remove the AMI BIOS lable from the rom chip and read the fist number on the actual chip, should be some thing similar to these http://www.flashrom.org/Supported_hardware. You can find the flashrom developers at freenode.net #flashrom, or flashrom at flashrom.org.

Good luck

On Sun 06/06/10 19:17 , David Borg <borg.db at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,  I was thinking of trying out coreboot on my old desktop pc
> and would like to check whether the motherboard is supported, as it is
> not in the list of supported motherboards.
> System description:
> Board vendor : GigabyteBoard name : GA-6VX7-4XCPU : Intel Celeron
> 633MHz
> Northbridge : VT82C694X
> (URL: http://www.datasheetarchive.com/pdf-datasheets/Datasheets-23/DSA-446
> 497.pdf[1]) Southbridge : VT82C686A
> (URL: http://www.charmed.com/PDF/VT82C686A.pdf [2])
> The output of lspci -tvnn is attached (lscpi.txt).  Note:-0b.0
>  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] 
> Links:
> ------
> [1]
> http://www.datasheetarchive.com/pdf-datasheets/Datasheets-23/DSA-446497.pdf
> [2] http://www.charmed.com/PDF/VT82C686A.pdf
> [3]
> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1415&dl=#sp
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