[coreboot] Asus M2A-VM

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Jun 29 12:15:03 CEST 2010

Hi Jason,

On 28.06.2010 06:41, Jason Self wrote:
> I'm thinking about buying an Asus M2A-VM but the wiki page [1] saying
> 4GB of RAM doesn't work and listing sensors/fan control/ACPI as WIP
> worries me. The wiki was last updated about a year ago. Does this info
> still represent the current state of things?
> [1] http://www.coreboot.org/ASUS_M2A-VM

The wiki page is somewhat up to date. I did the M2A-VM port because I
own the board. I don't know if the RAM issue is fixed because the board
is in another country and switched off, and the last revision I checked
was r4681.
I can update my patch to latest svn, but it will take at least two weeks
before I'm visiting the place where that board is, and due to that,
testing will have to wait until then.

Please note that the M2A-VM has a soldered flash chip, and you will have
to desolder it (or perform some top hat flash or in circuit flashing
trickery) before you can try coreboot. The flash chip is LPC with PLCC32
form factor, and desoldering a 32-pin chip scares many people.



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