[coreboot] "No valid softstrap base found." hang?

Alp Eren Köse alperenkose at buyutech.com.tr
Wed Oct 26 11:35:31 CEST 2011

No one has an idea about the issue? I really need help on this, cause I am
stuck here.
I am not experienced on such stuff unfortunately:S
I would be grateful if someone could at least point some way.
Thanks in advance,

2011/10/24 Alp Eren Köse <alperenkose at buyutech.com.tr>

> Hi all,
> Thank you very much for your help this far, I have managed to get serial
> output of my board finally now:)
> But now the system dies just after I start it with the following messages:
> ---------- serial output -----------
> US15W Chipset
> Unknown (07)Setting up ACPI PM1 block Setting up ACPI P block done.
> Setting up RAM controller.
> No valid softstrap base found.
> -----------------------------------------
> I don't know why and how, but somehow the "base_addr" variable in the
> "static u32 detect_softstrap_base(void)" function
> in file "src/northbridge/intel/sch/raminit.c" gets 0, because of something
> about the reg32 variable not being any of (4,5,6 or 7).
> Does anyone have any idea for the cause of the problem and solution?
> And by the way what does the softstrap mean, what is it for?
> Thanks in advance,
> Alp
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