Can't get a rom image below 512k?

Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at
Wed Nov 13 21:59:00 CET 2002

Hello from Gregg C Levine
That problem with Bochs, happens to me, all the time, and I am trying my
best to get a 440FX image to work there. Can you send me a copy of the
src file that you chose to create, for the 440FX? Off line.
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxbios-admin at [mailto:linuxbios-
> admin at] On Behalf Of Andrew Kohlsmith
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 9:14 PM
> To: linuxbios at
> Subject: Can't get a rom image below 512k?
> I *think* I did this right.  I'm getting a 64k linuxbios.rom and a
> romimage file.  I'm using 2.4.19 with the SIS patch (as per the SBC710
> doc).
> If I run the bios inside of bochs, I get a segfault (yes, bochs
> after saying "prefetch: running in bogus memory".  It does this for
> the 64k rom image or the 512k one.
> Now my biggest concern is that the target board has a 256k flash
device.  I
> don't think I can fit 512k into 256k.  :-)
> I'm using the digitallogic smartcore-p5 as a guide, as my target board
is also
> a 430tx-based board.  I've written an SMC FDC37n958fr super io
> (based on the 37c67x) but otherwise they're pretty similar.
> My intention is to use the LinuxBIOS to either boot a real kernel
> etherboot (I have to compile in PCMCIA then though) or to boot from a
> IDE-attached CompactFlash card.
> At this stage in the game my kernel is pared down just about as much
as I can
> think to do it.  no VT (serial console only), IDE, direct PCI and
> about it.
> Am I missing something?
> Regards,
> Andrew
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