The wiki is being retired!
Documentation is now handled by the same processes we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to https://doc.coreboot.org/. Contributions welcome!
|L1 cache enabled||OK||CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K|
|L2 cache enabled||WIP||L2 cache is not being enabled at the moment. We're working on fixing it.|
|L3 cache enabled||N/A|
|Multiple CPU support||N/A|
|SDRAM||OK||Works, but currently the RAM settings are hardcoded to one 64MB DIMM and certain speed settings. This will be fixed soon, a patch is on the way.|
|Dual channel support||N/A|
|ECC support||WIP||Not yet supported by the coreboot 440BX code, but it's on our TODO list.|
|On-board IDE 3.5"||Untested|
|On-board IDE 2.5"||N/A|
|On-board USB||OK||Tested: USB keyboard in both USB ports.|
|On-board Smartcard reader||N/A|
|On-board SD card reader||N/A|
|ISA add-on cards||Untested|
|Audio/Modem-Riser (AMR/CNR) cards||N/A|
|PCI add-on cards||OK||Tested: PCI VGA card in all five PCI slots.|
|Mini-PCI add-on cards||N/A|
|Mini-PCI-Express add-on cards||Unknown|
|PCI-X add-on cards||Unknown|
|AGP graphics cards||OK||Tested: AGP graphics card (ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X).|
|PCI Express x1 add-on cards||N/A|
|PCI Express x2 add-on cards||N/A|
|PCI Express x4 add-on cards||N/A|
|PCI Express x8 add-on cards||N/A|
|PCI Express x16 add-on cards||N/A|
|PCI Express x32 add-on cards||N/A|
|HTX add-on cards||N/A|
|Legacy / Super I/O|
|Serial port 1 (COM1)||OK|
|Serial port 2 (COM2)||Untested|
|Parallel port||OK||Doing modprobe ppdev works fine, but further tests were not performed.|
|Sensors / fan control||OK||Works fine, you can use the w83781d, i2c-piix4, and eeprom kernel modules.|
|CPU frequency scaling||N/A|
|Other powersaving features||N/A|
|ACPI||No||There's no ACPI implementation for this board.|
|Nonstandard LEDs||N/A||No special-purpose LEDs available on the board.|
|High precision event timers (HPET)||N/A|
|Random number generator (RNG)||N/A|
|Wake on modem ring|
|Wake on LAN|
|Wake on keyboard|
|Wake on mouse|
|Flashrom||OK||Works on both the vendor BIOS as well as on coreboot.|
First, before thinking of using coreboot, make sure you have a backup of your current BIOS image(see Flashrom), and the correct facilities to replace that image, if it becomes corrupt. Assuming you have a backup and restore procedure, continue with the following(which may destroy your board anyways! you have been warned!)
It is recommended that you have a known good PCI video card, a known good single sided PC100 non-ecc dimm, and a known good null modem cable before you proceed, for error recovery. At this point, it is recommended that you have many dimms, as the timings are compiled into the bios, and theres no good way to know your dimm is going to work after flashing.
after your payload is compiled(assuming you compiled the FILO payload), copy the resulting file to /tmp/filo.elf, then:
Check out a copy of coreboot-v2
Build the files used to build the bios
$ cd coreboot-v2/targets $ ./buildtarget asus/p2b-f
Build the bios itsself
$ cd asus/p2b-f/p2b-f $ make -s
The resulting coreboot.rom is your coreboot ROM image you can flash using flashrom.
So, you installed coreboot, and now your board doesn't board boot?
First, check the serial port, and see what sort of output you're getting.
The following is what the section of coreboot on the P2B-F shows when enabling ram:
RAM Enable 1: Apply NOP RAM Enable 2: Precharge all RAM Enable 3: CBR RAM Enable 4: Mode register set RAM Enable 5: Normal operation RAM Enable 6: Enable refresh Enabling refresh (DRAMC = 0x09) for DIMM 00
If in your output, you do not see the 'Enabling refresh' line, your ram chip is not being detected, or refreshed. try a different dimm, and make sure you're placing it in slot 1 (the slot closest to the CPU).
If this doesn't solve your problem, remove all the PCI or ISA components. then remove your IDE and floppy devices, and try again. If that still does not give you output on the serial port, you likely have a bad flash or bad cable (you did test it, right?). if you get partial output from the serial, but do not get to the point where you see your payload booting your system, then its time to upload the serial output you're getting after simplifying your hardware configuration to a paste website, and drop by IRC or the mailing list, and ask for help.
Known Working Revisions
Coreboot revision 3949 + filo 0.5.6 version 85 (builds a 128K image, make sure to slim filo down!)
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