PC starts up, as in cpu and case fans but I get no display output and no beeps to let me know what sort of fault it may be. Sign In Sign Up. Sensors and fans work, see instructions. Also, you may watch Peter’s video lecture on coreboot available at youtube asf. You will need an adjustable watt soldering iron 60 may work, 25 does not and a vacuum bulb to remove the solder or a long pin and more patience. If you want to boot from the network, you will need to use Etherboot.

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GA-M57SLI-S4: Fans Running But Not Booting

The most recent instructions by Peter Stuge can be found here [1]. June 11, This is a good thing as it will save you from accidentally burning Cooreboot to the primary chip if you forget to toggle the hardware switch to the secondary chip.

I have tried the motherboard with a known working w psu and it still will not boot.

If you are on Ubuntu, you can easily recompile your kexec package to be statically linked by following these instructions:. Views Read View source View history.

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I have checked the display on my pc and that works ok and I have reset the bios and removed the m57sl as well. I would check to see that you did not bend any pins on it and make certain that it is seated in the socket placed correctly with no bent pins, its should just “fall in” with no real pressure required.


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Configure to your liking. Remove the power cable from the mains supply and then press the power switch on the case for a few seconds just to drain any residual energy in the PSU capacitors.

Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2 – nForce 570 SLI

This page was last modified on 30 Augustat PC starts up, as in cpu and case fans but I get no display output and no beeps to let me know what sort of fault it may be. If you use the LAB payload, make sure to exclude the kexec binary and boot menu from the initramfs, otherwise your image will be m57wli big. Then next item I would try is putting your “new” CPU into the other motherboard to see if it works.

Also, you may watch Peter’s video lecture on coreboot available at youtube asf. Even with all the pieces in place, I got repeated “boot disk errors” These instructions have been confirmed to work. Another possible payload is ‘linux-as-a-bootloader’ LAB. This is a newer card that might not have great Linux support; not sure if that’s an issue.

Definitely my cue to jump in here! m57ali

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A bit kexec can kexec into a 64 bit kernel, so if your system is 64 bit this will work just fine. I have used the BiosSavior to ease hot swapping; it’s a lot easier to pull out the BiosSavior and replace the chip plugged into it than to replace the ROM chip on the board.


If you want to build the latest kexec from Debian Sid, you’re going to need to be a little more careful.

You can possibly find them on Ebay at good prices, but they seem to have been snatched up every where else. I had wanted to suggest and boards to other posters looking for 8 SATA ports, but the poster seemed only interested in Core 2 boards. Then I saw this post http: Once done remove the motherboard battery for at least one hour before replacing it.

This board was running fine on unRAID 4.

Note that this is noapic, not the nolapic that has helped others. Sign In Sign Up. Hopefully this will be fixed in newer kernels. I have tried each stick of memory in turn, also removed all memory and graphics to at least get a beep before you ask I did check the speaker and it works on another pc Pleased to see you have sorted this issue out and I apologise for not picking up on this thread earlier as I could have probably saved you a lot of headaches.

The other payloads likely require some more work before they will be useable.