[coreboot] i840 coreboot challenge

Cristi Magherusan Cristi.Magherusan at net.utcluj.ro
Tue Jun 8 20:35:59 CEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-27 at 08:43 -0400, Joseph Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:13:41 -0400, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I want to propose a "coreboot challenge" to first port coreboot to the
> > i840 chpset, second port coreboot to support a very rare i840 dual cpu
> > board, third instead of RAMBUS (which i840 is designed for) this board
> > uses SDRAM. I think this would be a very interesting port for coreboot.
> > 
> > The board is a AMI Megatrends MegaDual. The user manual can be found
> > here: http://www.ami.com/support/doc/MegaDual_mb_man.PDF
> > 
> > I have four of these rare boards and am willing to donate three of them
> > (one person each, less shipping costs of course) to anyone who is
> > willing to take on this challenge. Let me know if your interested.
> > 
> > P.S.: the first person to boot to a Linux command line gets the grand
> > prize, a big fat cookie :-)
> > 
> Attached is a pic of the board, in case your curious.
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Joseph Smith
> Set-Top-Linux
> www.settoplinux.org
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Hi Joe,

It it still offer valid? I could give it a try since next month, but I
also need a CPU(or two?). I think I still have some SDRAM somewhere, and
I think I have the rest of the components...

It really looks like great fun.


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