[coreboot] LinuxBIOS V1 ?!

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Sat Jan 30 15:38:02 CET 2010

On 01/30/2010 08:51 AM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Hi Tyson,
> On 29.01.2010 21:08, Tyson Sawyer wrote:
>> A small voice from the distant past here.
> Nice to hear from you again.
>> I have a custom system using LinuxBIOS V1. Yes!  1! This is a
>> PIII/440BX based system.
>> We have found that we can boot 2.6.23-17, but can not boot 2.6.24.
>> Investigation using characters posted on the serial port suggest that
>> we are starting the kernel and getting to about the point where the
>> clock speed of the CPU and then it just stops as far as we can tell.
> This may or may not be an option, but have you thought about coreboot
> v2? AFAIK it should work well on PIII/i440BX systems.
Hello Tyson,
coreboot v2 i440bx code should work for you. I was looking at the code 
last night for someone else and it appears alot of the code is 
hardcoded. It is a good starting point, but the i440bx still needs some 
work. Hope that helps.

P.S. - I am local to the area and I know one of your co-workers :-)

Joseph Smith

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