[coreboot] MS-6147, SeaBIOS, and OpenBSD.

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Fri Sep 3 14:25:07 CEST 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:21:06AM +0200, Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> Hello again,
> two years have passed since I developed the support for MS-6147.
> Now I return to slowly activate myself again. In a first run
> I would like to report the following:
>   1. Coreboot-v4.0, svn rev 5740, works well on MSI MS-6147.
>   2. In the overview of supported mainboards, there ought to
>      be an entry "Y" for MSI MS-6147, stipulating that the
>      DIL32-ROM is set in a socket.
>   3. SeaBIOS works on MS-6147, but I had to strip down most
>      functionality in order to fit the combined image into
>      the 64 kB available (120 byte to spare!) since the
>      standard fallback duplication was left intact. No VGA
>      BIOS was included.
>   4. From this minimal SeaBIOS payload, I did successfully
>      boot into a fully functional OpenBSD 4.4, which I as
>      always use with a serial console. The disk is a 1GB
>      Compact Flash card.

Wow!  Coreboot and seabios in a 64KiB flash - that's pretty
impressive.  Were you using lzma compression with this?


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