[coreboot] Geode db800 vs Wyse S50

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Tue May 25 14:29:26 CEST 2010

>>> Processor:     AMD Geode GX 366MHz
>>> Memory:     64MB Flash/128MB RAM
>> S30 comes with different flash/ram combos.
>> Mine has 32MB Flash/ 64MB RAM
> I wonder where the flash is located at, in the bios chip, or if it's an
> IDE devices 'flash' thing.

Yes, there is a funny little connector (looks like something you would see
in a laptop) connected to a 32MB IDE flash disk module. I can boot Linux
over USB and in Linux it looks just like a IDE hard drive. The S30 only has
a 256k bios chip. Only other difference is it has CS5535 southbridge with a
VIA USB 2.0 chip.

>>> So besides the tool outputs etc etc I posted earlier; I'll take loads
>>> pics. Do I need to pry off the CPUs heatsink for a pic of that? Since I
>>> don't know how to best re-attach it; id' like to postpone that.
>> Yes I think this is a great idea :-) No need to take the heatsink off,
>> already know what the CPU is. I propose a new wiki page "Wyse Thin
> Clients"
>> That we can upload pics too, and information about each system. I have 3
> or
>> 4 different models so a central info point would be cool. I would be
>> to take lots of pics too.
> Ok I'll do my best to make some nice pics of front/back of the pcb and
> some of the chips.
>>> Also not having a GX VSA is kinda really off-putting; it basically
>>> I can't use coreboot on this thing yet? How did people do it on the S30
>>> and more specifically the S50? The S50 does list as being supported,
> how?
>> Don't worry about VSA too much, I am sure we can up with a solution when
> we
>> get to that point.
> Ok. Atm I have compiled everything and it seemed to build after some
> tweaking fine; using the Wyse S50 mainboard.
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Joseph Smith

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