[coreboot] Need help with VGA on epia-m

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Wed May 28 03:56:04 CEST 2008


On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:55:56AM -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to boot my epia-m9000 with coreboot-v2 (rev 3348) and
> filo-0.5 (rev 48).
> I can not get the normal Linux VGA text console to work.

I found the issue with epia-m and vga.  I am now succesfully booting
my epia-m with filo and fc9 - everything seems to work the same as
with the factory bios (except coreboot is faster).

The problem is related to the wiki site at:


It has an incorrect command for extracting the vga bios.  When I use a
correct command - for example:

dd if=/dev/mem of=video.bios.bin.4 bs=65536 count=1 skip=12

Then the extracted vga bios boots fine and enables vga console.


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