Porting Linuxbios to Via P4m266A

sherlock at vsnl.com sherlock at vsnl.com
Mon Feb 28 17:47:00 CET 2005

On Tuesday 01 March 2005 05:42, Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> > I think a two computer solution might be easier.  If one can get
> > early serial on the target machine, then a small romcc program
> > could read commands from the serial port, execute them, and
> > transmit back the results.  (I think I even saw an email from
> > someone that did this in pure assembler.)

That would be a neat universal solution.
Ite8705 is the multio device on the P4M266. Linuxbios had code for it
(just managed to download cvs from SF was down for three days and 
refused to login, - timeouts). 

> That is a *very* cool idea.
> > Then, a specially modified emulator could run the original bios
> > on a second machine, forwarding memory reads/writes and io
> > reads/writes through the serial port to the target machine.
> I like it a lot.
> ron

So where to start.


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