[coreboot] VIA pc2500e for a start ?

Bandan Das bandan.das at stratus.com
Wed Feb 4 21:48:14 CET 2009

Hi Bari,

Thanks for the pointers.

The VIA VB7001 actually looks good and I am thinking I will ditch my
pc2500e plans in its favor unless I find something better :) 


On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 11:59 -0600, bari wrote:
> Bandan Das wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > 
> > I have been playing around with coreboot on qemu for a while. I am on
> > the lookout for a cheap development board to try coreboot on some real
> > hardware and stumbled upon the VIA pc2500e mainboard
> > (http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/empowered/pc2500_mainboard/index.jsp). 
> > 
> > It has initial support with coreboot -v2 and I can find some cheap ones
> > for sale on ebay. Is this a good board to start hacking with ? 
> Yes, it's already supported in V2.
> ebay is a good source for other older boards supported in V2.
> > Can someone suggest some other sources to check out evaluation boards ? 
> The VIA VB7001 (very similar to Epia-LN and close to CN) is ~$100.
> In the US : http://www.idotpc.com/thestore/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=1
> http://www.logicsupply.com/
> > I also saw clubit.com mentioned in a lot of posts, but that site seems to
> > exist no more.
> Yes, I don't think they stock them anymore. I don't know where you are 
> located.  The pc2500e is still being produced in Brazil. You might find 
> some distributors there. Everex also sells a system using a pc2500 
> version board.
> -Bari

More information about the coreboot mailing list