[LinuxBIOS] Support for Intel Little Valley

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Sat Dec 8 15:53:17 CET 2007

Quoting Michael Ost <most at museresearch.com>:

> Peter Stuge wrote:
>> Hi, Michael.
>> On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 12:35:40PM -0800, Michael Ost wrote:
>>> We are considering building a product around Intel's Little Valley
>>> mini-ITX motherboard, model D201GLY. Would we be able to use
>>> linuxbios on it?
>> SiS662+SiS964L - neither have existing support.
>> The southbridge SiS966 is supported, maybe it's close enough to be
>> usable.
> We have some contacts at Intel, but not SiS. From the Linuxbios
> perspective that's the key company here, right?
>>> If development is required, are there folks who do that kind of
>>> programming that we could work with?
>> Yes. The problem is usually to find documentation from the chipset
>> vendor, but we've recentlyreceived nice contributions to the project
>> from SiS themselves so maybe that will not be a big problem here. :)
> We would be interested in getting a quote from someone capable for
> supporting this board. Any suggestions or contacts?
> I was told that the BIOS chip is a 4-Mbit SPI flash device. Is that big
> enough to work with (512K)? Would we be able to fit any system
> diagnostics (fsck, memtest86), tools (bash) or network support (ssh,
> vnc) into that size?
> - mo
Ok if I jump in here? If you have some contacts at Intel, please  
utilize them. They are far and few between. There are a few SIS  
developers that help out with LB. Maybe they would be of more use?

A 512k chip is plenty big enough to fit LB+Payloads. I don't think you  
would be able to fit a whole LB+Payloads+kernel+minimalOS on it though.

Thanks - Joe

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