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idata
Community Manager
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Is some difference in firmwares for MinnowMax and Bayley Bay?

I use MinnowMax, I install a firmware for Bayley Bay and Bakersport CRB board on MinnowMax Board and firmware is working. Is some difference in firmwares for MinnowMax Board and Bayley Bay Board ? I was instrested for Bayley Bay CRB board's firmware source.

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Josue_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello Anteja Vuk.

Welcome to Intel® Embedded Community.

We are checking your thread and will post an update as soon as possible.

Regards.

Josue.

Josue_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello Anteja Vuk.

 

Yes, The bootloader part which is platform specific is different between boards.

Bayley Bay and Bakersport are the same, except that Bakersport has ECC enabled. MinnowBoard Max – is based on that design, but different BOM list on the platform. The bootloader (coreboot ref) solution is different for it.

 

A coreboot solution is required for both specific boards. We have solutions available on coreboot. The Platform Guide for it will explain where and how to get it.

This is available on intel.com/fsp.

 

Best Regards.

Josue.

 

 

JThom27
Beginner
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We have coreboot demo solutions for both boards here:

http://www.se-eng.com/products/sagebios-bsp-for-intel-processors/ SageBIOS™ BSPs for Intel Processors | Sage

idata
Community Manager
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I have a problem when I put a firmware for Bayley Bay( BYTICRB.X64.0092.R32.1410021719 ) on MinnowMax board I can't install Timesys Fedora 18 and on MinnowMax board only work a firmware for Bayley Bay version ( 92.33 ). Also, I see a Coreboot's firmware but it's not same I think it's different. Can I download a firmware 32 bit for Baley Bay CRB board or can I recompile Bayley Bay's firmware ?

Josue_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello Anteja Vuk.

 

Please refer to https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/intel-firmware-support-package/intel... Intel® Firmware Support Package and https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/products/bay-trail/atom-e3800-minnowboard-max-p... Intel® Atom™ Processor E3800 Product Family MinnowBoard MAX: Platform Guide

 

Additional information could be found in the http://www.minnowboard.org/community/ MinnowBoard Community or at Resources section from http://www.elinux.org/Minnowboard:MinnowMax elinux.

 

Please let us know if this is helpful.

 

Best Regards.

Josue.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Josue,

Thank you for information and refers, but didn't work. I try with firmware for Intel Bayley Bay CRB board, coreboot with SeaBios, ByoCore BIOS and SageBIOS but problem is I can install Fedora 18. I only need BIOS which will work on MinnowMax. I know it is not best solution to use firmware for some other board (like firmware for Intel Bayley Bay CRB board) but it work. Best progress I did when I flash firmware for Bayley Bay and ByoCore BIOS ( ByoSoft) but problem is with I2C for monitor and I think with graphic. I try to got some information on MinnowBoard Community, but I don't got some information which helps. May you tell me which options I need to set for VBIOS in your firmware?

 

Best regards,

 

 

Anteja

 

 

JThom27
Beginner
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Anteja,

Perhaps I'm misinterpreting, but it sounds like you are trying to use the SageBIOS for Bayley Bay with the MinnowBoard. Our solutions are different, though similar, for the two boards. We have the MinnowBoard OPS (binary image only of our BSP) taken down on our website, but I can make the firmware image available to you if you send me an email. We took the MinnowBoard OPS down, temporarily, from our website only because of difficulties trying to load with the UEFI that came with the board.

The MinnowBoard OSP will work if you use a hardware tool to flash directly on the board.

Good luck,

jeff

mailto:jeff.thomas@se-eng.com jeff.thomas@se-eng.com

Adolfo_S_Intel
Moderator
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Hello AntejaVM

I would like to know if you are still having problems with this issue?

Also I would like to know if you have tried using a different Linux distribution, or why do you need to use this particular distribution of Linux?

Could you also provide more details about the hardware that you are using?

Best Regards,

Adolfo.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Adolfo,

I don't solve my problem. I install Fedora 21 and Win 7 32 bit when I put intel's bios for Bayley Bay version 92.32 on MinnowMax. Timesys Fedora have some staff what I need.

About hardware I use http://www.minnowboard.org/meet-minnowboard-max/ Meet MinnowBoard MAX | minnowboard.org ( procesor is E825 ).

Best Regards,

Anteja

Adolfo_S_Intel
Moderator
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Hello AntejaVM

I have a few observations regarding your last reply

1) Using the Bayley Bay BIOS on a different board is not a recommended configuration please use one the recommended BIOS from the Minnowboard page.

2) Fedora 18 Timesys uses kernel 3.8.0.1 as you can see on the following page for Minnowboard: http://www.elinux.org/Minnowboard:MinnowMaxDistros# Fedora_20_x86-64 Minnowboard:MinnowMaxDistros - eLinux.org,they recommend to use at least kernel 3.14

3) On the same page they stated the following: "some things (like spi/spidev, i2c and gpios) may not work with stock distro kernels. If this is the case then you need to look at the http://http//www.elinux.org/Minnowboard:MinnowMaxLinuxKernel Minnowboard Max Linux Kernel page"

 

Also according to the Fedora 18 documentation (https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Installation_Guide/ch-Boot-x86.html Chapter 7. Booting the Installer ), Fedora 18 32bits doesn't support UEFI just legacy BIOS so if you are using the 32bit distribution please make sure that you select a 32bit Firmware and enable Legacy support. If you are using a 64bit distribution please make sure that you select the 64bit firmware.

 

Based on this information I would recommend the use of a different distribution of Linux, if you provide more details about what you need to accomplish we might be able to offer a different alternative. If you must use Fedora 18 Timesys I suggest you to contact Timesys for further support.

 

Best Regards,

Adolfo

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Adolfo,

Thank you for advice. Today I successfully install Timesys Fedora Remix version 18 with ByoSoft's BIOS and ISG BIOS for Bayley Bay CRB board. I know for all this staff, but they don't stop me.

Best Regards,

Anteja

Adolfo_S_Intel
Moderator
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Hello AntejaVM

I'm glad that you were able to install Fedora on your MinnowMax

It would be possible for you to share more details about your setup, it would be really useful for other users of the community that might want to do the same in the future.

-What settings did you configure on ByoSoft's BIOS

-What Timesys version you used 32 or 64bit?

-Any additional modifications that you did to make it work, like kernel flags, and others?

Best Regards,

Adolfo.

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