[coreboot] Wyse S10 Information

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri May 28 01:17:58 CEST 2010

On 05/27/2010 07:14 PM, Nils wrote:
> Oliver wrote:
>> The reason why it's not working now, is because I get a message from
>> the pata_cs5536 driver that IDE is disabled by the bios; and of course
>> no option to enable it.
> This is the same problem i had with the S50.
> The problem is that the bios has configured the CS5536 for flash(board).
> You have to enable the flash driver in the kernel(MTD? i think)
> It is not a usual ide device.
>> Also, I can boot a Ubuntu 10.04 USB stick (syslinux basically) and pxe
>> with the module present, but I cannot seem to boot a USB stick with
>> just grub on it, if the IDE module is in place. I think grub tries to
>> probe the IDE device, but fails or is on an extremly long timeout.
>> Strings revealed usernames, hostnames etc used by the OS/rdp/ica
>> clients in the bios.rom I extracted; I cannot belive a flash image
>> somewhere would write it's information into the flash chip. I'm very
>> convinced that wyse OS is somewhere in the 2Megabyte flash and (even
>> according to the specs) that is all that is available to the
>> thinclient.
> Ok the flashrom chip in the S50 is 256KB.
> In the S50 only the bios is in the chip.
> The operating system "Linux v6" is on the flashboard.
Interesting. Linux sees and can access IDE flash drive on S30 just fine...

Joseph Smith

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