[LinuxBIOS] Kino LX800 AMD Geode based board

Tom Sylla tsylla at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 15:18:12 CET 2008

On Jan 2, 2008 9:15 PM, markw <markw at wolfenet.org> wrote:
> 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.

I can't quite read the part number of the PMC flash device on any of
the on-line pictures of the Kino board. My guess is that it is an
LPC/FWH ROM, not a parallel ROM. ROMs on LPC have 4 muxed address/data
lines. You don't need to worry about adding address wires, all
memory/FWH reads/writes are 32-bit addressed.

> Looks like a LB/Filo setup booting off parallel compact flash.
> Any good sources for spare flash roms?   Digikey?

Search Mouser for "LPC", and look at the memory ICs category. I see a
couple of 4 and 8Mb parts in stock. You can use the 16Mb parts, if you
can find them to buy. I can't find any on-line, but a distributor may
be able to get them (SST49LF016C {FWH} or SST49LF160C {LPC})

Make sure you purchase the correct version of ROM for how your board
is strapped. Boot your board, and check the PRI_BOOT_LOC field to know
where 5536 is booting from. (the PMC part in the pictures of the Kino
board can work in either mode)

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