[LinuxBIOS] Kino LX800 AMD Geode based board

markw markw at wolfenet.org
Thu Jan 3 03:15:36 CET 2008

Tom Sylla wrote:
> markw wrote:
>> Ok, talking to guys on IRC and they said to post up here.   I've been
>> challenged to see if I can come up with a system that boots in sub 10
>> seconds to a command prompt with networking.   I'm sitting on a few Kino
>> LX800 boards that we use for other projects, but I'm willing to
>> sacrifice one for this.
> I would bet you can achieve that goal with that board.
>> The board has sata onboard using an ALI M5281 controller.  It also uses
>> the geode CS5536 ide controller, so the sata stuff may not be an issue.
> A Compactflash card on the IDE interface is you best bet for easy speed.
>> I'd like to to LB and kernel in flash, but if the hardware won't suppor
>> a 16mbit flash, then I'll do lb/filo and boot from CF over the standard
>> ide channel.  The board currently has a 49fl004 socketed flash.  Plan on
>> using a stripped down debian install, since that's the only one I can
>> reliably shrink.
> The 5536 on that board will support up to a 256MB boot ROM, and 2MB LPC 
> ROMs are pretty accessible now.

Ok, the board has a plcc 32 rom socket on it, so it looks like I'm
limited to 8mbit without constructive surgery and adding address lines.

Looks like a LB/Filo setup booting off parallel compact flash.

Any good sources for spare flash roms?   Digikey?


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