EPIA success and problem
ts1 at cma.co.jp
Tue May 6 05:45:00 CEST 2003
I somehow succeeded to enable all of 256MB SDRAM at 133MHz,
and to enable video using ADLO with original VGA BIOS, on EPIA 5000.
It now boots into GRUB in less than 2 seconds. :)
(It's too fast for IDE drive to spin up, so I have to hit reset
button after cold start.)
And, now a strange thing is happening.
When I disable USE_GENERIC_ROM and enable BOOT_IDE to
boot up the Linux kernel from LinuxBIOS directly,
it hangs at "Allocating PCI resources...".
It is before these options should take effect.
What is happening??
With USE_GENERIC_ROM, memtest86 instead of ADLO as payload works fine
(several passes ran without an error, so there is no memory problem).
Before I began tweaking DRAM and video registers, I was using BOOT_IDE
to boot directly into Linux just fine.
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