The DoC problem
Preston L. Bannister
preston.bannister at cox.net
Mon Sep 9 18:16:01 CEST 2002
Maybe there is another answer.
Clearly a big-enough flash EEPROM is the optimal solution. Someone
mentioned motherboard manufacturers who asked about LinuxBIOS. If a
manufacturer runs an extra address line through to the flash socket, there'd
be a board to sell and promote as *especially* suited for use with
Come to think of it - you might be able to help things along.
I'd suggest that you prominently place on the front page of the LinuxBIOS
web site a list of those motherboards well-suited for use with LinuxBIOS.
That would be the list of motherboards that support 512Kbyte flash or
bigger, and for which a LinuxBIOS port exists (a short list?). (Also put up
dates to show what's recent).
Place underneath this a contact address so a motherboard manufacturer knows
exactly who to contact when they have something to add to the list.
Place on another page all the other motherboards (as now).
Maybe we can generate a bit of competitive pressure :).
From: Ronald G Minnich
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 6:43 AM
On 9 Sep 2002, ollie lho wrote:
> Actually this is very easy, The DoC requires only 8kB address window, if
> we use a 128KB flash EEPROM for LinuxBIOS, we still have the MSB address
> line free to acts as Chip Select. I believe this have been done by
> someone in Austria (sorry, I forgot the name) before. On the other
> hand, we lost the beauty of "only one flash needed".
The question is: is this a product we can purchase and does it cost less
than the motherboard?
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