[coreboot] Minor update on IDE mode on Wyse S10 (CS5536)

Oliver Schinagl oliver at schinagl.nl
Thu Jun 10 12:22:03 CEST 2010

On 06/09/2010 11:21 PM, Nils wrote:
> Hi Oliver,
> You wrote:
>> I am now ready I think to start giving coreboot a whirl on this thing.
>> Though I still wonder, if the bios can boot the kernel from the IDE
>> 'drive', I assume coreboot will equally be able to boot it; but if
>> recent kernels refuse to use the disk, I may end up being screwed anyway
>> :S.
> As i was trying to explain before, there is nothing wrong with the hardware
> or the way the IDE port is connected.
> The only problem is the stock bios witch is initializing the IDE port of the
> CS5536 as flash port.(that gives troubles if you are using a real IDE harddisk)
> When you use coreboot you can enable or disable flash_enable.
> Normaly it is disabled so you can use IDE.(But for your flash drive i think you
> want flash enabled)
> With coreboot you can use a normal recent kernel with the appropriate
> drivers.
Ok I had to sleep over this one and think about this one a little bit. 
Earlier you wrote, you only got the IDE port to work on a 2.6.24 kernel; 
At first I assumed using any bios, but now that I thought about it, 
after your comment here, did you mean, 2.6.24 is the only kernel with 
IDE mode using the wyse bios, and IDE mode works on any driver with 
coreboot? Then, it makes sense perfectly, and I'll flash your rom tonight :)
> Succes,Nils

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