[coreboot] [PATCH 7/7] SuperMicro H8SCM support (mainboard)

Marc Jones marcj303 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 18:59:38 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Patrick Georgi <patrick at georgi-clan.de> wrote:
> 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.

I think that the board was developed with an external programmer and
testclip method of flashing.



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