[LinuxBIOS] A new mother board is required, and I want it to run Linux BIOS

Chris Lingard chris at stockwith.co.uk
Sun Jul 15 16:32:49 CEST 2007

I have the following expendable computer, and would like to take it as 
an opportunity to be involved with Linux BIOS.  I can program, but have 
no experience with a BIOS, so now is a good time to start.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Socket 754 1Mb L2
Asus K8V SE deluxe motherboard


The box is three years old and smoke damaged.  I would want to buy a new 
case, power supply and mother board anyway.

I have read the archives and the source code and find that this ASUS 
board is unlikely to be supported, but this does not matter.

It would be nice if a could reuse the socket 754 Athlon 64;  it would be 
wonderful if I could reuse the two sticks of 512Mb DDR PC3200 memory, 
(though I am pretty sure it had just blown yet another memory card). 
Everything else on the machine is standard PC stuff.

Can you suggest a supported mother board?  I would like to be involved 
with your system.  I already build Linux from scratch, so it would be 
great if the BIOS was built from source too.  A Tyan is too expensive 
for me at the moment, the machine being a "fun" second computer to build 
and experiment on.

Chris Lingard

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