Can't get a rom image below 512k?
Ronald G. Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Nov 14 12:12:01 CET 2002
On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Andrew Kohlsmith wrote:
> heh, no problem. In the meantime, is it possible for me to pick through
> NLBConfig and glean the easier ones? I haven't looked at the source for
> NLBConfig yet, so I may be asking a dumb question here. :-)
no, because arbitrary options can be set in Config files.
So do a findgrep for all the option commands in all the Config files, sort
and uniq it, and you have a list.
> Ok so am I correct in assuming that since there are on Config files in any of
> the superio/SMC/ directories that the superio.c file is not used at all? I
> based my fdc37n958fr configuration off of the fdc37c67x's configuration, but
> did not bother with the superio.c since it went off on an entirely different
> tangent. (enable PNP?)
No, because some mainboard files yank in superios directory.
> Alright, I think I have some semblance of a clue. :-) Is there any
> documentation on the general boot process that LinuxBIOS uses? i.e. very
> basic init, superio init (so we have a serial port), chipset init (enable
> sdram, ide, whatever, test RAM if enabled), decompress to RAM address
> 0xwhatever (why/how 0xwhatever was chosen), other init, jump to payload? Or
> did I just pretty much describe it? :-)
I did a summary a few years ago, which I *should* have put on the web page
and did not. We need somebody to write it up, it has changed a lot.
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