[LinuxBIOS] 440bx stuff
bario2004 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 7 10:43:33 CET 2006
Okay, I know you guy probably thought you got rid of me, but I'm still around. I'm currently trudging through everything I can find for docs on both the 440zx-66 and 440bx chipsets, and looking what's currently there for code and what exactly needs to be implemented. I still have the 440zx mobo (bios mod never worked out), and in the morning I should be able to get a 440bx, one that hopefully has a removable bios chip. I'm curious, is there any way to test the code through software, without a flash? Also, as far as POST cards go, any one thats better than the rest? Or just the cheapest thing I can find will work?
----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com>
To: Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>
Cc: LinuxBIOS <linuxbios at linuxbios.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2006 2:06:40 PM
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] 440bx stuff
Uwe Hermann wrote:
>> This has been done. It's now i82371eb.
> Why not 82371eb (that's the official name AFAIK)? Is there some
> requirement that directories have to start with a letter?
Its a C thing. You can't start a variable with a number. That allows
you to match the directory name to the struct statements in the code.
> I think I'll have a look at this in the next few days. But I might use
> the 855pm code (derived from e7501) as a basis, that looks even better.
the e7501 datasheet has a date on it thats almost a full year earlier
than the 855pm. I think the register names and operation may be closer
to the 440bx. But feel free to use whatever. Its mostly about framework.
Richard A. Smith
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