[coreboot] ### coreboot, geode lx

Steve Spano steve at fl-eng.com
Thu Feb 28 04:22:03 CET 2008

Hi There,

Thanks for the help yesterday; I have made a new compact flash card and
can 'boot' my linux 6.10 using corebios+filo.

However, I do not have a video display for some reason. If I use the
commercial bios, linux has a video display. 

How can I enable a basic text video display in corebios? I have tried
setting the config_vt; but that didn't see to do it.

Thank you

Steve Spano, President
Finger Lakes Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org
[mailto:coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org] On Behalf Of David H. Barr
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:41 PM
To: coreboot at coreboot.org
Cc: Steve Spano
Subject: Re: [coreboot] ### coreboot, geode lx

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 9:19 PM, Steve Spano <steve at fl-eng.com> wrote:
> 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?

Not really necessary to dd the whole card to zero, even if you take
this route -- I blast 1 MB of zeroes, and it effectively takes care of
MBR, weird partitions that don't respect fdisk, and so forth.
Probably only a few KB of that are even necessary, but 1 MB is nice
and easy to remember.


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