[coreboot] Indtast Bcc Dell Optiplex GX1 support
anders at jenbo.dk
Sun May 9 21:33:36 CEST 2010
Serial Cable is only for debug output. USB should work fine.
Start by downloding the source.
$ svn co svn://coreboot.org/coreboot/trunk coreboot
go to the src/mainboard/tyan folder and copy the folder for the s1846,
it has all the same chips as your board so we will use it to base your
You should call yor dolder src/mainboard/dell/optiplex_gx1. Edit src/
mainboard/dell/Kconfig, add 'source "src/mainboard/delloptiplex_gx1/
Kconfig"' abouve the existing source line.
Open the Kconfig in yor board folder and change all the references to
Run lspci -tvnn and make sure that your devicetree.cb seams to match
Open mainboard.c and correct the board name.
Go back to the coreboot folder type make menuconfig, select your board
and make any other adjustments that you think is needed or would like.
Exit and save, run make. Hopfully it will compile a 256kb rom image.
We also need to know somthing about your rom chip so run flashrom and
post the out put her.
Next I'll try to help you saifly flash your board and posibly improve
the support for your board.
Den 09/05/2010 kl. 18.27 skrev Cooper Harrison <coop.rocks.123e at gmail.com
> Who cares about ACPI! :D I don't have ECC memory either. Can I use
> an USB keyboard as input or do I have to get a serial cable?
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 11:24 AM, anders at jenbo.dk <anders at jenbo.dk>
> As you are the only one who has this board you will have to do a bit
> of the work your self. But I would be glad to help you, I recently
> ported coreboot to a 440bx board, Ubuntu boots on it so Debians
> should work fine.
> There is still a few limitations in the support for this chip. No L2
> cache no ecc memory, only sdram and no ACPI.
> Also it looks like you won't have support for any legacy I/O (ps2
> keyboard pc speaker)
> You could of ofcourse fix all this by reading the docs an coding a
> bit of C :)
> ----- Reply message -----
> Fra: "Cooper Harrison" <coop.rocks.123e at gmail.com>
> Dato: tor., maj 6, 2010 14:04
> Emne: [coreboot] Dell Optiplex GX1 support
> Til: <coreboot at coreboot.org>
> By looking at all the supported hardware, it looks like it should
> work at a minimum amount. It has an Intel 440BX, an Intel PIIX4e and
> a NSC (formerly National) PC87309. Will I be able to boot Debian and
> if not, how soon until whoever is working on it estimates they will
> have it at a working status? I am just wondering as I think it would
> be cool to have it on my computer.
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