[coreboot] Asus A8N SLI Deluxe

Ryan McLean pvtryan100 at googlemail.com
Sat May 30 15:22:41 CEST 2009

his is just a summary of the progress so far.

Using the A8N-E coreboot & FILO payload.

SATA Drive must be connected to SATA3 (tested) or 4 (untested)

Does not work with 4x512Mb of ram installed - Hangs

Boots with 1x512Mb in Black DIMM farthest from the CPU (DIMM 1 i think)

Will not reach flio prompt if PCI-E & PCI are in use (This was only 
tested with both and no cards present so it is unclear which (if not 
both) is causing the issue)

For my configuration Booting to ubuntu with / and /boot residing on 
/dev/sda3 (grub hd0,2), connected to sata3 the following manual commands 
are used:

Tell filo that we are using the 5th disk partition 3:
filo> root=(hd4,2)

Kernel - get debug and output all to serial console:
filo> kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro debug console=ttyS0,115200n8

filo> initrd=/initrd.img

filo> boot

So far nothing else has been tested.

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