[LinuxBIOS] trying to boot gigabyte m57sli-s4 / abit kn9 ultra]

Karl Erik Asbjørnsen lb at asbjornsen.org
Mon Mar 12 22:44:01 CET 2007

I had the same noapic-problem with my abit kn9 ultra after upgrading the

bios from 1.4 to 1.5 (or something like that). A few bioses later, that 
problem was fixed.
The changelist for bios version 1.8 said "Enhanced compatibility with 
Linux", and after that i did'nt need the noapic parameter anymore.

Anyway, I've just ordered a bios savior, so when that one arrives I 
could try to make linuxbios work on my board.
The problem is I don't have a serial out on my computer, so how do I debug?
lspci -vv attached. Superio is a Winbond W83627EHG.

Flashrom seems ok after uwe added additional PCI IDs for MCP55:
[root at silver flashrom]# ./flashrom
Calibrating delay loop... ok
No LinuxBIOS table found.
Enabling flash write on NVIDIA MCP55...OK
SST49LF040 found at physical address: 0xfff80000
Flash part is SST49LF040 (512 KB)
OK, only ENABLING flash write, but NOT FLASHING.

Karl Erik

Ward Vandewege wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 04:47:19PM -0400, Ward Vandewege wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 09:42:59PM +0100, ST wrote:
>>> Thanks for your quick answer.
>>>> Booting with noapic works for me:
>>> yah, but i'd really like to use both processors of this X2 ...
>>> So am i right that you can't boot without the "noapic" line?
>> Uhm - no?
> Sorry, I meant 'no' to the 'use both processors' bit.
> As for booting without the noapic option, that seems to work with
> 2.6.21-rc3 but not
> Thanks,
> Ward.

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