[coreboot] coreboot on Asus G1 ... Possible ?

Cristi Magherusan Cristi.Magherusan at net.utcluj.ro
Fri Jul 3 02:23:55 CEST 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 16:03 -0400, Ivan Barrera A. wrote:
> Peter Stuge escribió:
> > Ivan Barrera A. wrote:
> >>> you need another debug output method..
> >> The G1 does not have any serial port :/
> >> (and havent find any on the mainboard).
> >>
> >> I guess the screen output will have problems due to the integrated
> >> video rom...
> >> Is there any way to initialize video in this cases ?
> > 
> > I'm afraid video is useless for debugging. It is enabled as the very
> > last thing coreboot does. You need to be able to follow every step of
> > coreboot as it runs.
> > 
> > Are there any other usable signals on the board? One bit is enough.
> MMMh.... Need to check that.
> What kind of signals can be of use ? leds ? or more low-level
> > If you have budget for a PromICE it can interpret sequences of reads
> > from the (emulated) flash chip as a debug write.
> Tried to find pricing on that... havent found one.
> Do you happen to know how much it costs ?
> > Or if you have VHDL skills and a bit of free time, you can add that
> > functionality to the Artec LPC dongle or your favorite FPGA devkit.
> Interesting. However, that would require even more time xD
> I think i'll try the image you suggested soon, and see what it does.
> First i need to install another laptop to be the "programming station"
> in case everything goes wrong.

I think this could be a good testcase for SerialICE

What do you think?


Ing. Cristi Măgherușan, System/Network Engineer
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
http://cc.utcluj.ro  +40264 401247
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