[coreboot] MSI 870S-G54 (MS-7599) Motherboard Specs

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Aug 21 22:13:52 CEST 2013

Dear GS Hunt,

welcome to coreboot! Please read the netiquette [1], which among other
things says to just send plain text message and no HTML. As you use
Mozilla Thunderbird, this is easy to configure.

Am Dienstag, den 20.08.2013, 20:21 -0400 schrieb GS Hunt:
> // <http://ca.msi.com/product/mb/870S-G54.html>Brief Descriptions
> MSI 870S-G54 (MS-7599)
> Chipset*NorthBridge AMD870 Soutbridge 850**
> *CPU AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor

That sounds promising. AMD chipsets are supported by code directly
contributed by AMD.

> lspci attached
> flashrom info attached.
> superiotool super io not detected
> super i/o  info from dmesg -> f71882fg: Found f71889ed chip at 0x600,
> revision 16

Ok, to get serial output, you need to get the Super I/O working. Maybe
it is similar to some chip already in the coreboot tree.

> Supports dumping bios to USB device
> Will run bios from a USB device (no flashing required)

I guess that only works with the vendor BIOS and not coreboot.

> Manufacture Website
> http://ca.msi.com/product/mb/870S-G54.html#/?div=Detail

Thanks for pasting this link.

How much time and money are you willing to invest. With no prior
experience this is doable but to reach above 90 percent feature parity
with the vendor BIOS it is going to be some effort.

First you need to find a way to easily recover. Easiest is an external
programmer or to hot-swap the flash chip if it is socketed [2].

Then you probably need to add support for the Super I/O. Then you need a
way to capture coreboot’s debugging output. Common methods are using the
serial console or an USB debug dongle which Kyösti Mälkki currently adds
support for as his Google Summer of Code project. Check out his blog
posts [3] for more information.



[1] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mailing_list_netiquette
[2] http://flashrom.org/Technology
[3] http://blogs.coreboot.org/
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