HP DL145G3 - BuildBot

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue May 12 23:51:33 CEST 2009

Woot!  Samuel, thanks so much for taking what's clearly a lot of your 
time to get this sorted out and working.  This rocks!  Let's get 
building... ^_^


samuel wrote:
> Dear list(s),
> This is the final patch that got everything working for me with the HP dl145g3.
> I would like to remind you that this firmware enables the hardware
> virtualization on the AMD cpu's on the machine. That feature was
> explicitly disabled by the factory BIOS.
> Due to an error in the VGAROM no other rom loader (YABEL or X*^BIOS)
> than SeaBIOS manages to load the VGA rom. The VGA ROM tries to read
> config space of a device that is actually not present.
> Because SeaBIOS does not support AHCI SATA it can not start the
> bootable drive of the machine so i had to add filo to seabios to
> manage booting:
> ./cbfstool coreboot.rom add-payload filo.elf img/FILO
> Signed-off-by: Samuel Verstraete (samuel.verstraete at gmail.com)
> As the machine is working wonderfull now I would say that the goal of
> the "contest [1]" was achieved. Hereby I would like to thank everyone
> that helped me with this, especially Mondrian Nuessle (for the initial
> patches), Myles Watson (for the many hours in chat to help me with
> loading the vga rom, cleaning up the patches and fiddling with the
> payloads) and Anton Borisov (for extracting the vga rom for me). In
> the name of the Xfce development team I would like to award the 3 of
> you with each 33 euro for all the work you have done. Can you guys
> please contact me so we can transfer the money to you?
> In general I  would like to thank all of the Coreboot developers and
> users. You were all very responsive to help me out with this machine.
> The machine will ship on friday to sweden where it will find it's
> final destination in the datacenter of http://www.su.se . From then on
> it will be building snapshots for Xfce.
> [1] http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-March/045954.html
> Cheers,
> Samuel aka ElAngelo
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