[LinuxBIOS] Booting LinuxBIOS on an EPIA-V

Fredrik Tolf fredrik at dolda2000.com
Thu Aug 24 02:31:23 CEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 19:02 -0500, Richard Smith wrote:
> > I've been trying to get LinuxBIOS to boot on my EPIA-V motherboard (VIA
> > 8601A NB, VT8231 SB), and at first I followed the bundled HOWTO for the
> The 8601A is broken and we don't know why.  It won't setup the RAM
> correctly anymore.

Does "anymore" mean that it was working at some point?

> Sorry.. We really need to put this on the wiki.  Use a serial console
> and enable the RAM test.  you will see the failures.
> If you feel up to the task of debugging it we will try to help though.

That would be great. I'd just like to ask if anyone has any docs on it
or something?

Another question, if it's OK -- I don't really know how all this VGA
stuff works. When is the monitor supposed to be turned on, and what code
is it that takes care of that stuff?

Fredrik Tolf

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