[LinuxBIOS] Developer Docs
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Mar 1 14:52:11 CET 2007
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 09:48:12PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> I would like to make a suggestion. I am a newbie to the LinuxBios
> world. I love what I have seen so far. I am ok at C, know a little
> assembly, and would love to contribute to the LinuxBios community. But
> I am not sure how to get started. I have read just about everything I
> can get my hands on, but how do I go about developing a new bios for a
> board? In the FAQ's it talks about some things I would need to get
> started but where do I go from there. I have datasheets and all kinds
> of output from linux (dmidecode, lspci, etc.), POST card. Now what?
First thing is always to get your Super I/O working. Without that you
won't have serial output, which makes debugging almost impossible.
> Do I just use the code from another board and alter it to my liking?
If one which is similar to yours is supported, then yes, that's a good
> I don't want to sound negative or upset anyone but I think alot more
> people would get involved if there was more developer (src)
I agree. We need lots more documentation.
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