[coreboot] CarPC project, with MB899 MB

Nasa nasa01 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 13 20:07:14 CEST 2010

----- "Warren Turkal" <wt at penguintechs.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 06:10:45 am Nasa wrote:
> *snip*
> > IBASE MB899
> > Intel 945GM Chipset
> > GMCH: 82945GM 1466-pin Micro-FCBGA
> > ICH7M:82801GBM 652-pin MBGA.
> I just looked in our tree and I see src/mainboard/mb899. Anyone know
> how well 
> it's supported?
> > While I am very capable of building software out of SVN (been doing
> that
> > for mythtv, openmobile, etc) and linux kernel, I have not played
> with
> > pulling individual chips, like a BIOS.  So I don't know anything
> about
> > acquiring and/or replacing one.  But I can be somewhat
> adventureous...
> Is the following your board?
> http://www.ibase.com.tw/MB899_500.jpg

That the one.

> If so, the bios chip might be the SST thing near the white connector
> in the 
> bottom left quadrant of the board. I think it's an LPC style chip.
> Having 
> another chip to flash instead of that one would mean that you could
> keep your 
> oringinal untouched. I think that usually those types of chips just
> pull right 
> out.

If that one does just pull out; could I make a copy of the running bios,
pull the chip (from a running machine...), and copy the old bios on to 
the new chip?

> Also, having an external flasher would be really useful in case you
> flash a bad 
> image onto your chip and need to fix it.

or would an external flasher be an easier solution?

> wt


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