Via EDEN Chipset?
karl at denninger.net
Fri Feb 15 02:10:03 UTC 2008
I have an interesting little box here that *SHOULD*, in theory, look
like an i386 PC to FreeBSD.
It is using the VIA EDEN Chipset.
I can PXE boot it and get as far as loading the kernel - it goes and
gets the ACPI module.
It never prints the banner however.
But - I do know the code is starting, because it clears the keyboard -
so it is definitely beginning execution, and it sets the cursor to a
block - so it IS starting up. At that point, however, its mostly "dead"
- the keyboard is still active (num and caps toggle properly, but I have
no video beyond that point)
I'm not sure what I'm looking for here - if I have a machine that is
actually up but has had a heart attack with the built-in video (which
allegedly is a VGA like thing), or what?
It WILL boot and run Windows NT 4 and XP without anything "special", so
in theory, I should be able to at least boot FreeBSD on it I'd think.....
Anyone tried one of these monsters? Its one of the "mini-ITX" boards....
Would some sort of backtrace help (and if so, any ideas how to get it
Sent to both -Questions and -Embedded because its not really an embedded
system (it supports a regular IDE hard disk, etc)
Thanks in advance.
Karl Denninger (karl at denninger.net)
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