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I assume the EPIA-V board is the oldest version ? VIA on their website
only mention <br>
EPIA EK , CN, EN, SP, ML, MII, M, but no V<br>
Anyway I have tried to get linuxbios to boot on my EPIA 5000 (vt8601
I do not even get any comms from the serial port. Have checked the
cable is ok, by<br>
booting normally. <br>
I only have 100Mhz memory installed, as it was going spare. Could this
be a reason why<br>
it does not work ? Anyway have just downloaded the vt8601 datasheet so
will have a read <br>
through it and the code when I get some time and go through the code.
Perhaps I will try <br>
and get some 133Mhz ram and try with that also.<br>
<pre wrap="">On 8/24/06, Fredrik Tolf <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:email@example.com"><firstname.lastname@example.org></a> wrote:
<pre wrap="">It was indeed set to 115200 N81, but I just experimented a bit and found
that it worked on 19200 baud (with some garbage at the top, though). :)
Oh thats right.. There is some freaky divider issue with the EPIA...
Need to document that somewhere.
<pre wrap="">Slot 00 is SDRAM 08000000 bytes ^M$
0100 is the chip size^M$
000e is the MA type^M$
Slot 01 is empty^M$
Slot 02 is empty^M$
Slot 03 is empty^M$
Copying LinuxBIOS to ram.^M$
Jumping to LinuxBIOS.^M$
I guess that's a pretty good indication that RAM isn't working, right?
Yeah. Look in the code and you will find a simple RAM test. It will
show lots of bit errors and then total failure.
<pre wrap="">So to get back to debugging this, do you have any idea of a time when
the 8601 code was working?
Sorry no.. You will just have to go through the entire log and pull
revs all revs that deal with the 8601. Sorry I don't have any more
info. Most of the people who worked on that don't seem to be on the
Was it while LinuxBIOS existed in Subversion
<pre wrap="">(there was a CVS repo some years ago, wasn't there)?
Right but Stefan back ported all the stuff to svn.