[coreboot] ### coreboot, geode lx

Steve Spano steve at fl-eng.com
Wed Feb 27 04:19:36 CET 2008


Thanks for the tips Ward

So you suggest dd'ing the card to all zeros.
Then reinstalling grub/ext3 partition - and that should work with the
"stock" filo/etherboot code in the corebios?


Steve Spano, President
Finger Lakes Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org
[mailto:coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org] On Behalf Of Ward Vandewege
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:15 PM
To: Steve Spano
Cc: joe at smittys.pointclark.net; coreboot at coreboot.org
Subject: Re: [coreboot] ### coreboot, geode lx

Hi Steve,

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:06:39PM -0500, Steve Spano wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> The compact flash card does show up as a regular disk; under the
> commercial BIOS. 
> I'll get a new card tomorrow and wipe it clean and reinstall, see if
> that gets it going.

Make sure to delete the partition table before you reformat it as ext3.
found that's necessary to make Grub do the right thing. 

I wasted some time a while back having just reformatted the FAT
partition as
ext3 - Grub would not boot until I wiped the partition table and then
a new ext3 table.

> Anyone know of an LPC flash emulator so its easier to develop the BIOS
> code - rather than plugging/unplugging flash chips all the time?

Do you have an LPC header? If so, you could look at the artecgroup



Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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