Board:asus/a8n e

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Before you begin

The plcc32 BIOS chip is of type SST 49LF004B of which you need a spare pre-programmed piece.

flash type 4 Mbit SST 49LF004B

A8N-sli deluxe, an "nforce 4 sli" board probably shares the same pcb design with more solder pads populated (pls cnfirm), and is also out of stock mostly. Supporting more recent A8N boards is considered, but there is no confirmation about any one already finished

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.

8 MBit SST 49LF080A was also successfully flashed and booted with legacy BIOS (two images concatenated).

known issues

currently PS/2 keyboards do not work, but USB keyboards do.

single DIMM support only

The MAC address is stored in flash for almost all CK804/MCP55 boards. All of these boards flashed with LB probably have the same MAC address. See src/southbridge/nvidia/ck804/ and src/southbridge/nvidia/mcp55/ for details. On some of these boards, the MAC address is stored in a separate EEPROM, but you can't count on that.


Building the payload

Your menu.list entry

Current status of the LBv2 tree

Building LinuxBIOS

Burning LinuxBIOS

Running LinuxBIOS



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