[coreboot] Coreboot (and gNewSense) on VIA EPIA-P820?

Pen-Yuan Hsing penyuan at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 22 20:46:02 CEST 2010

Hello again,

I've found the eMachines ER1402-05 "mini-e" Desktop. Its got the AMD 
Athlon II Neo K125, with the Nvidia nForce 9200 chipset 

While I can't find specific reference to these specs on the Coreboot 
website, does anyone know if Coreboot and Free drivers exist for this 


On 2010/09/22 10:18, Pen-Yuan Hsing wrote:
> Hello,
> I plan for this to be a lightweight Citadel OR SOGo server for my
> personal PIM information. So I will basically be the only client.
> The important thing is that I want the physical server to be as small as
> possible, that is why I found the VIA ARTiGO A1100, does AMD offer
> anything similar to that tiny form factor?
> Thanks.
> On 2010/09/22 00:59, Peter Stuge wrote:
>> Pen-Yuan Hsing wrote:
>>> On the hardware side, I am looking at the VIA ARTiGO A1100
>>> (http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/artigo/a1100/index.jsp),
>>> with the following specifications:
>> ..
>>> Processor: 1.2 GHz VIA Nano (64-bit)
>>> Chipset: VIA VX855 Unified Digital Media IGP chipset
>> ..
>>> Does Coreboot work on this system's motherboard/chipset?
>> There is code for the chipset but it has not yet been included in
>> coreboot trunk. It requires further development.
>>> I couldn't find this exact model on the Coreboot wiki, but there
>>> are similar looking EPIA boards in the compatibility list.
>> Similar unforutnately isn't enough for firmware.
>>> if there is an alternative please show me where to find it?
>> You said nothing about your technical requirements for this computer.
>> If you are in a hurry maybe you can find an AMD based system which is
>> supported by coreboot.
>> //Peter

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