[coreboot] H8DME-2 woes, hints?

Arne Georg Gleditsch arne.gleditsch at numascale.com
Fri May 7 12:30:54 CEST 2010

Joe Korty <joe.korty at ccur.com> writes:
> 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.
> The hardware:
>    SuperMicro H8DME-2.
>    Four 1Gbyte DDR2-667/533/400 Registered ECC SDRAM sticks from Crucial.
>    Two Quad-Core AMD 2378 2.4 GHz Processors.
>    Onboard video.
>    One SATA disk.
>    One PATA DVD-ROM reader.
>    NULL modem serial cable from COM1 to COM1 on another PC.
> 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]
>         bsp_apicid=00
>         Enabling routing table for node 00 done.
>         Enabling SMP settings
>         (0,1) link=00

This looks like the bootup code for gen f Opterons.  It doesn't look
like the h8dme has a fam10 variant yet, which is what you need for the
2378 CPUs.


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