[coreboot] [PATCH 7/7] SuperMicro H8SCM support (mainboard)
patrick at georgi-clan.de
Wed May 25 15:08:25 CEST 2011
Am 25.05.2011 09:57, schrieb Thomas Gstädtner:
> Just a little FYI for those interested in this board:
> As of AMDs announcement to support coreboot even more, they listed the
> H8SCM-F-O (commonly sold as H8SCM-F which appears to be the same in
> any case) as socket C32 reference board for coreboot. On pictures it
> often shows a SO16 flash socket - unfortunately I have not been able
> to acquire one that really has the socket. One retailer was even nice
> enough to check his stock for me, every single board has the flash
> soldered on.
Some boards have an SPI flash header where you can attach an external
flash programmer (one low cost option would be the bus pirate at ~$30).
Without a header it might still be possible to apply a programmer to the
chip directly using clips, but that's less convenient (and has the risk
of failing if the board circuitry messes up the signal too much)
I generally find external flashers more convenient than having to take
care that I flash the right flash with the right image at all times and
then hot swapping chips.
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