[coreboot] Help for motherboard

sh4r4d at gmail.com sh4r4d at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 08:21:39 CEST 2011

On Sat, Feb 19 2011, Alex G. wrote:
> On 02/19/2011 06:58 PM, sharad wrote:
>> I wanted general purpose regular desktop for programming, internet,
>> GNU/Linux with common servers dovecote, tomcat, apache etc

> Probably a socket AM2+ board will be best for you if you want to run
> coreboot.
> The Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H is the only AM3 board supported. Someone
> recently had a problem getting it to run, but at worst, it needs a bit
> of tweaking. It has a COM port header, so we can use that to debug if
> something may not be working. It doesn't include the adapter for the com
> port, but that should be cheap to get.
> http://www.coreboot.org/GIGABYTE_GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
> The board has 4 hardware versions, so you may encounter issues depending
> on which version you get. I'd definitely suggest AM3 versus the older
> AM2/AM2+.
> You can also pick your favorite board and port it (which we'd all love :p ).
> Alex

On Fri, Mar 04 2011, bari wrote:
> Sharad wrote:
>> So I wanted to know if I have to purchase `GIGABYTE_GA-MA785GMT-US2H'
>> as `GIGABYTE_GA-MA785GMT-UD2H' is not available, Could it be easy
>> to get coreboot in it as `GIGABYTE_GA-MA785GMT-UD2H' have been already
>> supported, might be it is a newer version of `GIGABYTE_GA-MA785GMT-UD2H'?
>> Either board works with coreboot with minor tweaking. Compare the

> chipset, memory type and super IO on boards. If coreboot supports the
> devices then most of the work is already done. Gigabyte boards usually
> have the dual BIOS device circuit that make flash programming a bit
> more complicated. You might have to check if Flashrom ever was patched
> to support it.
> -Bari

Little more query as
  these are newer boards in market


As GA-MA785GMT-UD2H already supported, Could its support would be
helpful for easily porting above 880 boards for me, if they have
something in common with GA-MA785GMT-UD2H.



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