[LinuxBIOS] RES: RES: Rumba target and AMD RDK THINCLIENT

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Fri Mar 10 22:14:54 CET 2006

Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 10:13:47AM -0700, Li-Ta Lo wrote:
>>>Has anyone ever been able to get source to the Insyde/AMD VSA?
>>From VSA docs, it seems it is possible to get the source from AMD.
>>I don't know if anyone has tried to get it yet.
> Not VSM sources, but VSA init sources.
> Back in 2001 when I was working with the Geode SC1200 National
> distributed the BLDT, BootLoader Development Toolkit, aka
> XpressLOADER. It was a bunch of assembly source and some
> documentation for making a minimal BIOS that would initialize the
> system and provide just enough services to init also the VGA BIOS
> but nothing more.
> The BLDT was provided free of charge with no royalty fee required for
> derived works.
> The BLDT included documentation and source for VSA initialization as
> well as VSM binaries.

I still have all the BLDT kits from NSC. If we can use the VSA binaries 
the same as VideoBIOS then we are set.


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