Difference between revisions of "Board:asus/a8n e"

From coreboot
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(→‎Before you begin: abuild issue)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:Asus a8n e.jpg|right|thumb|ASUS A8N-E, rev. 2.00]]
[[Image:Asus a8n e.jpg|right|thumb|ASUS A8N-E, rev. 2.00]]


This HOWTO explains how to use LinuxBIOS on the '''[http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=171&l4=0&model=455&modelmenu=2 ASUS A8N-E]''' board.
This HOWTO explains how to use coreboot on the '''[http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=171&l4=0&model=455&modelmenu=2 ASUS A8N-E]''' board.


== Status ==
== Status ==
Line 87: Line 87:
|Poweroff_status = No
|Poweroff_status = No
|LEDs_status = OK
|LEDs_status = OK
|LEDs_comments = There's a green LED on the board which is enabled when the board is powered-on. Works out of the box, no special LinuxBIOS support required.
|LEDs_comments = There's a green LED on the board which is enabled when the board is powered-on. Works out of the box, no special coreboot support required.
|HPET_status = Untested
|HPET_status = Untested
|HPET_comments = Doesn't seem to be enabled right now, but [http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/10/19/226 the hardware seems to support it].
|HPET_comments = Doesn't seem to be enabled right now, but [http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/10/19/226 the hardware seems to support it].
Line 97: Line 97:
|WakeOnMouse_status = Untested
|WakeOnMouse_status = Untested
|Flashrom_status = OK
|Flashrom_status = OK
|Flashrom_comments = Works fine when booted with BIOS and also with LinuxBIOS.
|Flashrom_comments = Works fine when booted with BIOS and also with coreboot.


}}
}}
Line 103: Line 103:
== Before you begin ==
== Before you begin ==


LinuxBIOS. Latest legacy BIOS is from May 2006 v.1013. Socket 939 Athlons do not have Pacifica Virtualization.
coreboot. Latest legacy BIOS is from May 2006 v.1013. Socket 939 Athlons do not have Pacifica Virtualization.


The '''ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe''', an "nforce 4 sli" board probably shares the same PCB design with more solder pads populated (please confirm), and is also out of stock mostly.
The '''ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe''', an "nforce 4 sli" board probably shares the same PCB design with more solder pads populated (please confirm), and is also out of stock mostly.


The '''ASUS A8NE-FM/S''' has initial support in the form of [http://www.linuxbios.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2007-July/023029.html a patch].
The '''ASUS A8NE-FM/S''' has initial support in the form of [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2007-July/023029.html a patch].


Hot plugging a BIOS chip was successfully done (pull out chip with glued-on handle while running Linux), so you don't necessarily need an external EPROM programmer, just a spare working 49LF004 chip. 8 MBit SST 49LF080A was also successfully flashed and booted with legacy BIOS (two images concatenated).
Hot plugging a BIOS chip was successfully done (pull out chip with glued-on handle while running Linux), so you don't necessarily need an external EPROM programmer, just a spare working 49LF004 chip. 8 MBit SST 49LF080A was also successfully flashed and booted with legacy BIOS (two images concatenated).
Line 121: Line 121:


in bash you may type
in bash you may type
svn co svn://linuxbios.org/buildrom
svn co svn://coreboot.org/buildrom
then type "make menuconfig" but the A8NE is not supported there yet.
then type "make menuconfig" but the A8NE is not supported there yet.



Revision as of 15:11, 15 January 2008