[coreboot] unexpected exception errors loading vga rom

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 17:38:33 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I keep getting unexpected exception errors on my IP1000 with builds over
> the past 6 months or so. The unexpected exception errors are random errors
> and are different every time, but seem to happen right about the time the
> vga rom loads. I think it has something to do with x86emu and yabel loading
> the vga rom. If I change it to boot up with out graphics it boots up every
> time, no problem. If I enable the vga device (2.0) and allocate vga memory
> but not load the vga rom it boots up every time no problem. So this tells
> me it doesn’t like something the rom emulator is doing, right? This is
> very strange because I do not have this problem with the RM4100… just the
> IP1000 (brother boards).

You could well be tickling a but in either emulator. These are hard to
find. It's handy to have a user-mode wrapper so you can run these
emulators under linux -- much easier to find that way. Is this
possible with YABEL?


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