[LinuxBIOS] Port V1 -> V2
ccases at navista.fr
ccases at navista.fr
Thu Feb 22 14:59:00 CET 2007
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 09:43:50AM +0100, ccases at navista.fr wrote:
>> >> I wish to carry out the same thing but for the motherboard
>> >> advantech/pcm-5823,
>> >> he exist in v1 but not in v2, all the chip is already listed in V2
>> >> except the
>> >> winbond W83977AF.
>> >> Can someone point me in the right direction ?
>> > If you already have the hardware to test with (bios savior or extra
>> > chips) try creating a target and using winbond w83977tf (ie just tell
>> > linuxbios that's what it is).
> Yes, that should work. Both are very similar and the serial ports
> have the same logical device numbers so you should be fine.
>> > From a quick look at the source, it
>> > doesn't seem there is anything that should block it from working. Even
>> > if it doesn't work, but everything else works, VGA and USB should
>> > work, unless a failed superio causes it to hang, but again looking at
>> > the source it doesn't seem it should. You just won't have any serial
>> > PS/2 ports until you do get it working.
>> > -Corey
>> Yes I have a chip programmator. I don't understand if it's possible tu
>> the source of v1 en test it directly (on the web for the v1 it are noted
>> like nonfunctional), or if I must modify the files to function with the
> I recommend to try v1 first, just to verify that/if it works
> there, then you can concentrate on v2.
> You cannot use the v1 code as is for v2, though. It must be ported. But
> the code is pretty small and porting should be doable.
>> For me if the VGA, the USB, and the network (rtl8139c) work it's
> First you should test whether the super I/O works, i.e. if you get
> serial output. That's esential for debugging.
> Then you need to get the northbridge (RAM) working, then the southbridge
> (for peripheral devices, e.g. network, USB)...
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ok thank's for your help, I try to test the V1 and I keep you informed,
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