Running with VGA

Sagiv Yefet sagivy at
Fri Dec 17 00:39:01 CET 2004

I try to build freebios2-20041216-0400
And I get this compilation error:
gcc -nostdlib -nostartfiles -static -o linuxbios -T ldscript.ld crt0.o
-gnu/bin/ld: section .reset [fffdfff0 -> fffdffff] overlaps section .rom
[fffd88c1 -> fffe0d7f]
-gnu/bin/ld: section .id [fffdffd9 -> fffdffef] overlaps section .rom
[fffd88c1 -> fffe0d7f]
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [linuxbios] Error 1
What do you think it is?
-----Original Message-----
From: YhLu [mailto:YhLu at] 
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 4:57 AM
To: Sagiv Yefet; linuxbios at
Subject: RE: Running with VGA
I commit the changes for you. Please check it out from
one hour later.

From: Sagiv Yefet [mailto:sagivy at] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:09 AM
To: YhLu; linuxbios at
Subject: RE: Running with VGA
I have this definition in targets/tyan/s2850/
Not default as you wrote.
Is it ok? 
Should I had the same thing in src/mainboard/tyan/s2850/ 
-----Original Message-----
From: Yinghai Lu [mailto:yhlu at] 
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 4:01 AM
To: Sagiv Yefet; linuxbios at
Subject: RE: Running with VGA
You need to add
dir /drivers/ati/ragexl
after that you can get ouput in Linuxbios after vga init.
You also need to enable the btext in Etherboot. You should use Etherboot
5.2.6. it includes filo and btext console.
About kernel, you need to use kernel patch to enable ragexl frame buffer

From: linuxbios-admin at
[mailto:linuxbios-admin at] On Behalf Of Sagiv Yefet
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 5:23 AM
To: linuxbios at
Subject: Running with VGA
            I am using Linux Bios on Tyan 2850. The machine is running
with console.
            I add to the command line: "console=ttyS0,115200" and I have
linux which runs with console.
How can I run with VGA? Should I add some code to the bios? 
            The VGA driver is: ATI Rage XL.
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