[coreboot] Unable to power up db800 with coreboot

Marc Jones marc.jones at amd.com
Tue Feb 26 23:54:20 CET 2008

Phani Babu Giddi wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> I was able to build coreboot for db800 board using the latest codebase 
> 3118 on SLES. Fedora still doesnt work for me. So I have build coreboot 
> image with FILO as the payload. When I powerup the system the Linux 
> image doesnt boot. On the IDE disk I have installed SLES with /boot in a 
> different partition. /boot is ext2 and / is reiserfs. The system does 
> nothing for a long time and after wards USB LED's on the board come up.
> I was expecting some messages on the serial console and the montior but 
> I dont see any. Any idea whats going on. The FILO config file is as 
> shown below, i hope I am not passing incorrect parameters here....
> Regards,
> Phani


This seems like the ROM didn't get programmed correctly. You should get 
something on the serial port. Note I think that there is a errata on 
some db800s where the serial doesn't work on a reset (should work from 
power off). Information should be available from Logic.


Marc Jones
Senior Firmware Engineer
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mailto:Marc.Jones at amd.com

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