[coreboot] Coreboot on Tyan S2892
Anose, Bijoy K (N-Aerotek)
bijoy.k.anose at lmco.com
Thu Nov 13 19:24:07 CET 2008
> > > I just built an s2892 rom image with LAB payload (32 bit)
> using the
> > > latest buildrom revision, without problems. I'm building
> on 32-bit
> > > Ubuntu Hardy.
> > > Toolchain issue?
> > Hmm.. I attempted the 32-bit LAB build with a (32-bit)
> Intrepid Ibex
> > system that had just recently been upgraded from Hardy.. I
> do have a
> > Hardy box to build on as well, and I'll try that when I get home.
> OK. I'll see if I can find out what goes wrong on Intrepid.
Sure enough, I was able to successfully build a 32-bit LAB on my Hardy
> > > > In case this turns out to be a dead end, what does porting
> > > a driver to
> > > > FILO involve?
> > >
> > > LAB shouldn't be a dead end - I've got it in production
> on several
> > > Tyan systems (s2881, s2882).
> > Ok. This is encouraging.
> And I've got it working on an s2891, but there I see the
> ck804 sata performance problem that I mentioned, so that box
> still runs under the proprietary bios :/
I hope we don't have SATA performance issues with the S2892.. that would
probably prevent us from using coreboot.
> > > > [... ] If I understand
> > > > correctly, leaving out the ~36k chunk will still allow me
> > > to have all
> > > > the core functionality, just without VGA output..
> > >
> > > Yes. Once you have the image, you just prepend your VGA
> rom to the
> > > image, and flash it. You can get the VGA rom from the
> factory bios
> > > by using the correct decode utility (see the
> > > s2881 tutorial, for example).
> > I did happen to see the link to the "amideco" utility on the S2881
> > tutorial, but the
> > S2892 has a Phoenix BIOS. If there is a Phoenix version of that
> > utility, could someone make it available on the coreboot site? The
> > Russian domain is blocked by our Net Nanny..
> I'm not sure that site is still what it used to be - the
> registration lapsed a while ago iirc. In any case, there is a
> phoenix utility as well, and they are all in debian and
> ubuntu universe (thanks to Uwe!). So you should be able to just
> apt-get install phnxdeco
Got it -- thanks! I never would have suspected such a tool would be
available via the ubuntu repositories. Thank you Uwe indeed!
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