[Soekris] net5501 doesn't boot from CF card

Thorsten M. thenktor at gmx.de
Wed Oct 15 16:09:09 UTC 2008


Hi

Just tested BIOS 1.33b and it works, even after Linux reboot. And there is another difference:
1.33 and 1.33c always had a long waiting time between RAM check and PCI information (around 10 seconds).
1.33b just needs a second to detect the CF card.


On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 17:27:29 +0200
"Thorsten M." <thenktor at gmx.de> wrote:

> After upgrading to BIOS 1.33c it boots, but only if the power cable has been disconnected
> before. When I do a reboot from Linux the board doesn't recognize a CF
> card. Same problem if I power up, enter the BIOS and do a reboot from
> the BIOS.
> Tested with 2 CF cards:
> 1.
> Silicon Systems SiliconDrive CF 2GB SSD-C02G-3500 Lot Code: SS139383
> First Bootscreen:
> 0512 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Geode LX 500 Mhz 
> 
> Pri Mas  SILICONSYSTEMS INC 2GB          LBA Xlt 1016-64-63  2049 Mbyte
> 
> 
> 2.
> Silicon Systems SiliconDrive CF 4GB SSD-C04G-3500 Lot Code: SS142194
> First Bootscreen:
> 0512 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Geode LX 500 Mhz 
> 
> Pri Mas  SILICONSYSTEMS INC 4GB          LBA Xlt 1023-128-63  4125 Mbyte
> 
> 
> 
> Bootscreen of both cards after reboot:
> 0512 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Geode LX 500 Mhz 
> 
> 
> Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int 
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 0:01:2 1022 2082 10100000 0006 0220 08 00 00 A0000000 00000000 10
> 
> 
> Then it enters PXEBoot even if PXEBoot = Disabled in the BIOS.
> 
> Both cards were bought together with the boards at
> http://www.bytemine.net/de/soekris_order
> Cards tech info:
> http://www.siliconsystems.com/pdf/SiliconDriveCF.pdf
> http://www.siliconsystems.com/silicondrive/noWearOut.html
> 
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