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The VIA pc2500e, V1.0C

This page describes how to use coreboot on the VIA pc2500e mainboard.


Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU works OK VIA Esther processor 1500MHz
L1 cache enabled OK CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
L2 cache enabled OK CPU: L2 Cache: 128K (64 bytes/line)
L3 cache enabled N/A
Multiple CPU support N/A
Multi-core support N/A
Hardware virtualization N/A
DDR2  ? ...
Dual channel support N/A
ECC support  ?
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5"  ?
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA  ?
On-board SCSI Unknown
On-board USB  ?
On-board VGA  ?
On-board Ethernet  ?
On-board Audio  ?
On-board Modem  ?
On-board FireWire N/A
On-board Smartcard reader N/A
On-board CompactFlash N/A
On-board PCMCIA N/A
On-board Wifi N/A
On-board Bluetooth N/A
On-board SD card reader N/A
Add-on slots/cards
ISA add-on cards N/A
Audio/Modem-Riser (AMR/CNR) cards Untested There's a CNR header on the board.
PCI add-on cards  ?
Mini-PCI add-on cards Unknown
Mini-PCI-Express add-on cards Unknown
PCI-X add-on cards Unknown
AGP graphics cards N/A
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
Floppy Untested
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) N/A
Parallel port  ?
PS/2 keyboard  ?
PS/2 mouse  ?
Game port N/A
Infrared Untested
PC speaker  ?
DiskOnChip NA
Trackpoint N/A
Touchpad N/A
Fn Hotkeys N/A
Fingerprint Reader N/A
Docking VGA N/A
Docking LAN N/A
Docking USB N/A
Docking Audio N/A
Docking Displayport N/A
Thinklight N/A
Webcam N/A
Sensors / fan control  ?
Hardware watchdog  ?
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling  ?
Other powersaving features  ?
Reboot  ?
Poweroff  ?
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs  ?
High precision event timers (HPET)  ?
Random number generator (RNG)  ?
Wake on modem ring Untested
Wake on LAN Untested
Wake on keyboard Untested
Wake on mouse Untested
TPM Unknown
Flashrom OK Works fine out of the box with the vendor BIOS.

Build tutorial

$ svn co svn://
$ cd coreboot-v2/src/southbridge/via/vt8237r
$ svn up -r3566
$ cd ../../../../targets
$ ./buildtarget via/pc2500e
$ cd via/pc2500e/via_pc2500e
$ make -s

The resulting coreboot.rom is your coreboot ROM image you can flash using flashrom.

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