[LinuxBIOS] Support for Abit AV8? Suggestion for AM2 board?

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Wed Oct 25 15:05:35 CEST 2006

* Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [061025 14:02]:
> Peter Stuge wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 12:30:01PM -0700, Lu, Yinghai wrote:
> >> Hope someone build one USB rom emualator for openmarket.
> > 
> > What is the minimum useful size? Would 2Mbit be enough? Can anyone
> > suggest a reasonable target price?
> I'd say 16 Mbit, but that's just my dream of everything-in-BIOS.
> But IMO 4 Mbit are really the minimum.

4 mbit really is the minimum. optimally the device would contain real
flash and a microcontroller to update it in-circuit. Otherwise, it
should really behave like a flash to the system, to make it usable for
testing in-system flash update scenarios. (Hey, if there's no real flash
in there, could the uC check the timing of the flash writes? ;-))

> Target price... something below 50 Euros would be nice, but I
> don't know whether that can be achieved.
I am scared this might already be the price for the PLCC connector ;)
the rest of the stuff could be pretty cheap though...

> What if you create something like an USB programmable BIOS saviour
> instead? That should fit most requirements AFACIS.

I built something like that. drawback: it is slow and it requires a
second machine. 


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