[LinuxBIOS] Booting LinuxBIOS on an EPIA-V

Ben Hewson ben at hewson-venieri.com
Sat Aug 26 14:25:04 CEST 2006

Fredrik Tolf wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-08-26 at 04:48 -0500, Richard Smith wrote:
>>>  I do not even get any comms from the serial port. Have checked the cable is
>>> ok, by
>>>  booting normally.
>>>  I only have 100Mhz memory installed, as it was going spare. Could this be a
>>> reason why
>>>  it does not work ?
>> Com port messages start  happening pre-ram init.  So No. You should at
>> least some version info build date, and get to the "Jumping to
>> LinuxBIOS..."  string.
>> Something must be different with the Com port on that board.
> Alternatively, what flash chip are you using? I don't know about your
> EPIA 5000, but my EPIA V came with a 256 KiB flash chip from the
> factory, and I bought a 512 KiB one that I'm playing with. That means,
> however, that when I'm making a 256 KiB LinuxBIOS flash image, I have to
> make sure to prepend it with 256 KiB of padding, to ensure that it hits
> the top of the address space.
> If that's the problem, you can just do this:
> dd if=/dev/zero bs=1k count=256 | cat - linuxbios.rom >512kbios
> flashrom -w 512kbios
> Fredrik Tolf
I have a bios savour installed which has the original bios in it and I
am using the on-board flash for linuxbios. Both are 256k  (39SF020A)
part. I am assuming, maybe wrongly that EPIA V and the EPIA 5000 are the
same board.
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