[coreboot] elite C7VCM?

Thomas Vilhar vilhar at hotmail.com
Fri May 9 19:51:14 CEST 2008

> Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 08:53:29 -0500
> From: bari at onelabs.com
> To: vilhar at hotmail.com
> CC: coreboot at coreboot.org
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] elite C7VCM?
> Thomas Vilhar wrote:
>> Hi, 
>> Im new to the list and I read some about coreboot and im impressed. I would like to make my elite C7VCM VIA CN700 & VT8237R Plus Chipsets C7 CPU Onboard (http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetailPhoto.aspx?DetailID=885&LanID=0) boot with first lilo and then later on etherboot. I got the version 1.2 with 12v supply. This board is really cheap under 80 dollar and it is for a kiosk project. Since the orignal bios award bios 6.0 do not work with usbboot (in this fork ofcourse) which I need I hope I can use coreboot 
>> So what do I need to do? As I understand the CN700 & VT8237R Plus are supported as well as usbboot with lilo. To add a board as I can see I need to adapt the config.lb in target and add and adapt the board in coreboot*/src/mainboard/. Is it something else I need to change/adapt/add in coreboot?  I might get a problem with VT8237R Plus since its VT8237R in the source, whats the difference? The bios chip is a sst49LF040B and I can not hot flash it on this board so I ordered a "enhanced willem pcb5.5c universal programmer". Is there a linux software I can use with this burner?
> The cn700 support is nearly complete. Check back in a couple of weeks. 
> The vt8237r is also supported.
> The current version of Flashrom should be able to program your sst flash 
> while in your board.
> What problem did you have with your attempt at reprogramming your flash 
> while it was still on the board?
> -Bari

Flashrom could not erase the chip and on a eites site they mentioned that you need a burner. The board does not have a jumper setting for flashing. I do not mind using a burner or another board.

So how about the the files under  coreboot*/src/mainboard/ ? What do I have to do?

Thanks bari
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