[coreboot] H8DME-2 woes, hints?
mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed May 5 22:26:15 CEST 2010
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Joe Korty <joe.korty at ccur.com> wrote:
> As a first time coreboot user, I thought that I should first try it out
> on a supported board. That way I would learn the ropes a bit before even
> thinking about doing something more challenging.
> Naturally I am having troubles. I suspect that as a newbie I am probably
> doing something stupid. But then I've heard that mb manufacturers like
> to change things around without notice, so maybe I'm doing things right
> and what was once a supported mb, no longer is.
It looks like you're doing things right. It's dying really early, though.
> The details:
> When booting coreboot, nothing happens for about 45 seconds.
> Then the fans speed up to high and some messages start appearing
> on the serial line. These messages print rather slowly (maybe
> 1 second/message). They are:
> coreboot-4.0-r5521M Wed May 5 10:53:42 EDT 2010 starting...
> *sysinfo range: [000cf000,000cf730]
> Enabling routing table for node 00 done.
> Enabling SMP settings
> (0,1) link=00
You could try an earlier revision. I can't think of what would slow
it down that much.
> At this point coreboot ceases to make forward progress. The
> fans remain spinning at their highest settings. The VGA screen
> is blank throughout.
> I put some printk's in setup_smb2, the crashing routine. They show
> that setup_temp_row is called by setup_smb2 but never returns.
Since it takes so long to get there, I think you'll have better luck
trying to figure out what's wrong before that.
> # --- extract H8DME-2's onboard Video ROM
> fgrep 'Video ROM' /proc/iomem
> # displays "000c0000-000cafff : Video ROM"
> sudo dd if=/dev/mem of=/tmp/vgabios.bin bs=4k skip=$((0xc0)) count=$((0xb))
> # --- figure out the Video ROM's PCI Vendor,Device ID
> # --- I _think_ the numbers I want are the second set shown, ie "15d9:1611".
You want the first set. The second set is Supermicro's board ID.
> lspci -v | fgrep VGA
> # displays "01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 ..."
> lspci -vn | fgrep -A1 01:05.0
> # displays "01:05.0 0300: 1002:515e (rev 02)
> Subsystem: 15d9:1611"
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