[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBios on ETX-mgx Geode GX1 platform
joep at frog.nl
Wed Nov 30 14:29:28 CET 2005
I would like to use LinuxBIOS on an embedded Geode GX1 platform.
The board is an Kontron ETX-mgx, and is has the following parts on board:
* CPU: Geode GX1 266 MHz
* Southbridge: CS5530A
* Superio: Winbond W83977F:
IDE, floppy, 2x serial, parallel port
* Phoenix BIOS 4.0 in a Am29F040B 512kx8 flash chip (TSOP package)
* 64 MB PCI 133 DIMM
* Compact flash slot
* USB controller (Compaq ZFMicor Chipset)
* Ethernet: Davicom DM9102AE
I want to use LinuxBIOS with FILO to boot a linux kernel from the IDE
My idea is to piggyback an empty flash chip on top of the BIOS flash
chip, and then use a switch to select the original
BIOS or a newly flashed one.
I am new on this list, and would appreciate some help to get this
project on the road!
My question is:
What would be the best way to get this started?
Can I use LinuxBIOSv1 or LinuxBIOSv2?
LinuxBIOSv2 seems newer, but it seems to lack support for the W83977F.
Thanks for any help!
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