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commit bab79f11aabf67404a7d14e8d47f28ca04ea19a6
parent 0eba0ff17ede4cde674a63fa44b94ae13c5cbf3f
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Wed,  6 Apr 2016 18:46:47 +0100

Notes about memory compatibility on D8/D16

Diffstat:
docs/src/hcl/kcma-d8.texi | 4++--
docs/src/hcl/kgpe-d16.texi | 4++--
docs/src/install/kcma-d8.texi | 2++
docs/src/install/kgpe-d16.texi | 2++
4 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/src/hcl/kcma-d8.texi b/docs/src/hcl/kcma-d8.texi @@ -29,6 +29,8 @@ This is a desktop board using AMD hardware (Fam10h @strong{and Fam15h} CPUs avai @strong{NOTE: This board is unsupported in libreboot 20150518. To use it in libreboot, for now, you must build for it from source using the libreboot git repository.} +@strong{Memory initialization is still problematic, for some modules. We recommend avoiding Kingston modules..} + Flashing instructions can be found at @uref{../install/index.html#flashrom,../install/index.html#flashrom} - note that external flashing is required (e.g. BBB), if the proprietary (ASUS) firmware is currently installed. If you already have libreboot, by default it is possible to re-flash using software running in GNU/Linux on the kcma-d8, without using external hardware. @uref{index.html,Back to previous index}. @@ -76,8 +78,6 @@ Only text-mode is known to work, but linux(kernel) can initialize the framebuffe @anchor{#current-issues} @itemize @item -RDIMM memory modules untested, according to tpearson (they'll probably work) -@item LRDIMM memory modules are currently incompatible @item SAS (via PIKE 2008 module) requires non-free option ROM (and SeaBIOS) to boot from it (theoretically possible to replace, but you can put a kernel in CBFS or on SATA and use that to boot GNU, which can be on a SAS drive. The linux kernel can use those SAS drives (via PIKE module) without an option ROM). diff --git a/docs/src/hcl/kgpe-d16.texi b/docs/src/hcl/kgpe-d16.texi @@ -29,6 +29,8 @@ This is a server board using AMD hardware (Fam10h @strong{and Fam15h} CPUs avail @strong{NOTE: This board is unsupported in libreboot 20150518. To use it in libreboot, for now, you must build for it from source using the libreboot git repository.} +@strong{Memory initialization is still problematic, for some modules. We recommend avoiding Kingston modules..} + Flashing instructions can be found at @uref{../install/index.html#flashrom,../install/index.html#flashrom} - note that external flashing is required (e.g. BBB), if the proprietary (ASUS) firmware is currently installed. If you already have libreboot, by default it is possible to re-flash using software running in GNU/Linux on the KGPE-D16, without using external hardware. @uref{index.html,Back to previous index}. @@ -76,8 +78,6 @@ Only text-mode is known to work, but linux(kernel) can initialize the framebuffe @anchor{#current-issues} @itemize @item -RDIMM memory modules untested, according to tpearson (they'll probably work) -@item LRDIMM memory modules are currently incompatible @item SAS (via PIKE 2008 module) requires non-free option ROM (and SeaBIOS) to boot from it (theoretically possible to replace, but you can put a kernel in CBFS or on SATA and use that to boot GNU, which can be on a SAS drive. The linux kernel can use those SAS drives (via PIKE module) without an option ROM). diff --git a/docs/src/install/kcma-d8.texi b/docs/src/install/kcma-d8.texi @@ -22,6 +22,8 @@ @anchor{#kcma-d8-external-flashing-instructions} Initial flashing instructions for KCMA-D8. +@strong{Memory initialization is still problematic, for some modules. We recommend avoiding Kingston modules..} + This guide is for those who want libreboot on their ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboard, while they still have the proprietary ASUS BIOS present. This guide can also be followed (adapted) if you brick you board, to know how to recover. For more general information about this board, refer to @uref{../hcl/kcma-d8.html,../hcl/kcma-d8.html}. diff --git a/docs/src/install/kgpe-d16.texi b/docs/src/install/kgpe-d16.texi @@ -22,6 +22,8 @@ @anchor{#kgpe-d16-external-flashing-instructions} Initial flashing instructions for KGPE-D16. +@strong{Memory initialization is still problematic, for some modules. We recommend avoiding Kingston modules..} + This guide is for those who want libreboot on their ASUS KGPE-D16 motherboard, while they still have the proprietary ASUS BIOS present. This guide can also be followed (adapted) if you brick you board, to know how to recover. For more general information about this board, refer to @uref{../hcl/kgpe-d16.html,../hcl/kgpe-d16.html}.