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The KFSN4-DRE is a relatively modern AMD Family 10h motherboard. It is well supported and stable under Coreboot, with all CPUs, RAM, and peripherals functioning normally.
[[File:Kfsn4-dre-mainboard-raptor-devsys.png|400px|thumb|right|ASUS KFSN4-DRE PCB 1.04G at Raptor Engineering.]]


[https://www.raptorengineeringinc.com Raptor Engineering] hosts an automated test system which checks this board for proper functionality every six hours.  Successful test results are recorded to the board status repository, while failed tests are reported to the coreboot mailing list.
== General Information ==


Automated tests for patchsets on Gerrit are available by adding the "Raptor Engineering Automated Test Stand <noreply@raptorengineeringinc.com>" user as a reviewer.
The KFSN4-DRE is a relatively modern AMD K8 / Family 10h motherboard. It is well supported and stable under Coreboot with Family 10h processors, with all CPUs, RAM, and peripherals functioning normally.  K8 processors currently require specific RAM configurations to work correctly.


<span style="color:#FF0000">NOTE: As of 03/28/2015 the test stand is offline temporarily for upgradesIt will return once a more reliable way to clear the NVRAM has been found.</span>
This board is automatically tested by Raptor Engineering's test stand.  For more details please visit [[AutoTest/RaptorEngineering]].


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== Installation Notes ==
|+Test stand details
* coreboot can be flashed internally when migrating from the proprietary BIOS. Flashrom can safely reprogram the ROM under Linux.
|-
* When migrating from the proprietary BIOS, after flashing coreboot the CMOS memory should be cleared. Failing to clear the CMOS could result in odd hangs during the boot process.
|CPU
|2x Opteron 8347 (Fam10h @ 1.9GHz / 4 cores ea.)
|-
|RAM
|2GB DDR2-667 on Node 0 channel 0<BR>2GB DDR2-667 on Node 0 channel 1<BR>1GB DDR2-667 on Node 1 channel 0
|-
|OS
|Debian Jessie 64-bit, kernel 3.16.0
|-
|Add-on cards
|None
|-
|Peripherals
|PS/2 keyboard
|}


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== Known Issues ==
|+crossgcc
It has recently come to my attention that booting from USB mass storage devices is not possible. Both SeaBIOS and GRUB fail to see any attached flash drives, even though the USB keyboard functions normally. Also, grub is unable to properly initialize the USB keyboard (very slow typing rate, several seconds per character), but SeaBIOS functions normally. Additional debugging is needed by an interested party to resolve these issues. [[User:Tpearson|Tpearson]] ([[User talk:Tpearson|talk]])
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|Package
|Version
|-
|ACPICA
|20150204
|-
|binutils
|2.25
|-
|gcc
|4.9.2
|-
|gmp
|6.0.0a
|-
|libelf
|0.8.13
|-
|mpc
|1.0.3
|-
|mpfr
|3.1.2
|}


Serial output is disabled by default, but if an image fails to boot serial output will be enabled and a boot log will be captured for analysis.
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 11 October 2016

ASUS KFSN4-DRE PCB 1.04G at Raptor Engineering.

General Information

The KFSN4-DRE is a relatively modern AMD K8 / Family 10h motherboard. It is well supported and stable under Coreboot with Family 10h processors, with all CPUs, RAM, and peripherals functioning normally. K8 processors currently require specific RAM configurations to work correctly.

This board is automatically tested by Raptor Engineering's test stand. For more details please visit AutoTest/RaptorEngineering.

Installation Notes

  • coreboot can be flashed internally when migrating from the proprietary BIOS. Flashrom can safely reprogram the ROM under Linux.
  • When migrating from the proprietary BIOS, after flashing coreboot the CMOS memory should be cleared. Failing to clear the CMOS could result in odd hangs during the boot process.

Known Issues

It has recently come to my attention that booting from USB mass storage devices is not possible. Both SeaBIOS and GRUB fail to see any attached flash drives, even though the USB keyboard functions normally. Also, grub is unable to properly initialize the USB keyboard (very slow typing rate, several seconds per character), but SeaBIOS functions normally. Additional debugging is needed by an interested party to resolve these issues. Tpearson (talk)