[coreboot] coreboot Digest, Vol 48, Issue 13
mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 15:25:29 CET 2009
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> On Behalf Of David Melik
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:57 PM
> To: coreboot at coreboot.org
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] coreboot Digest, Vol 48, Issue 13
> > > > I did that, then did not see Opterons listed in it or on
> > > > coreboot.org/buildrom/.
> > ?
> The current buildrom just
> seems to omit Opteron 800 (or any) series, and that link omits s4882
> from 'supported boards.'
s4882 isn't supported in buildrom. It would be very easy to add that
There are several Tyan boards which are supported. All of them are Opteron
boards. You select the board under platform in menuconfig.
> > > > I thought I read in the archives that someone patched coreboot for
> > It should still work. Here's what I did.
> > cd coreboot/svn/targets
> > That should work. Let me know. Exact error messages and what you type
> > help us help you.
> > Thanks,
> > Myles
> Great! It appeared to work, but I am unsure if I will test it today or
> in few/one day(s) after
> I upgrade with slamd64-12.2-dvd.iso (downloading.)
I'm glad it worked for you.
> So, how hard is it to build coreboot for unsupported boards? I have 15
> - 20 boards around, incl. a few working (mostly '90s:) perhaps I should
> try others if I wait for my OS download....
Porting coreboot to a new board can be very difficult or relatively easy.
Here's a helpful link. If your CPU, Northbridge, Southbridge, and SuperIO
are supported it should be fairly easy. Otherwise you'll need docs for
them. Also check out the developers links on coreboot.org.
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