Newbie with epia M-II

Greg Watson gwatson at
Mon Apr 12 07:28:01 CEST 2004

Not sure what the biggest PLCC is, but it's probably not much over 1MB. 
We use a 64MB IDE FLASH on some of our EPIA's which is easily big 
enough for a kernel and RAM disk. The nice thing about the IDE FLASH is 
that it can easily be replaced by a disk if you want.

It seems the main difference between the EPIA and the EPIA-M (and 
possibly the EPIA-10000) is the type of RAM used (SDRAM/DDR). It's 
going to take some work to add DDR support to current EPIA image.


On 12/04/2004, at 5:57 AM, Ignacio Verona wrote:

> hi! This is my first post. I'm trying to develop my own Car PC and 
> using LinuxBios I hope to get faster boot times. I'm using a Via EPIA 
> M-II 10000. What are the first steps I should take? The epia bios is 
> socketed on 32-lead PLCC format. What is the biggest rom size I could 
> get? It is possible to use DOC on this motherboard (may be, I could 
> fit a usable linux system on... less than 64mb).
> I've reading the list archive but I'm still a little lost. All help 
> will be aprecciated. Thanks!!
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