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Software development generalist with a slight slant towards small and embedded projects


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comment What is google parrot?
It's not. parrot is the code name for the Acer C7 Chromebook. A list mapping chromebook code names to sales channel names can be found on coreboot.org/Chromebooks
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answered Is TianoCore+coreboot a true open source UEFI?
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comment Cannot build Coreboot package from EDK 2 Source Code
Sorry, I've only seen this now. The problem happens only on some compiler versions. I think it's fixed in the current version (in case you still want to try).
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May
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revised What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?
clarify on AHCI being optional on Intel chipsets
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comment What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?
The disk supports it, but the controller doesn't support the protocol necessary for that. It may be the southbridge (some ICH models support AHCI, some don't, and the model name doesn't state it), it may be the BIOS that disables AHCI even though it would work on that hardware. A tool (like AIDA) that queries the disk about its capabilities gets told what the disk can do theoretically, not what it can do on this controller.
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comment What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?
BIOS is free to not enable AHCI in the first place. While the system could override this (and force-enable AHCI), no production Operating System does so. (and I doubt the Intel drivers would do it, they specify that only BIOS may change that configuration)
May
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comment What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?
Intel hardware documentation. Of course, BIOS could mean different things with these terms, but on the (non-intel) systems I've seen a BIOS, "IDE/ATA Configuration" was separate from SATA configuration, and was really concerned about what appears on the ATA/IDE ports. So configuring IDE/ATA to support SATA means that SATA as its own entity (ie. AHCI) was disabled, and provided SATA via the legacy/compatibility IDE interfaces.
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comment I have a modern 64-bit CPU. Does my BIOS still operate in 16-bit REAL mode?
There's nothing that stops BIOS from reading and understanding GPT, and bootloaders can also access much more than 2TB using BIOS calls, so the "need for EFI" for large disks is a (sadly widespread) myth.
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answered I have a modern 64-bit CPU. Does my BIOS still operate in 16-bit REAL mode?
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answered What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?
May
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answered Can't access my webserver (that runs inside virtualbox)
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answered I've set up apache but can't write to the /var/www folder
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answered losetup -d not always works