• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 10219 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> What's wrong with the X5000 SATA driver?

    > DVD dissapear, buggy.
    > http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=3617

    Thanks. I wasn't aware of these limitations.

    >> P.A. Semi [...] and Freescale [...] made the choice and A-Eon/Varisys simply followed
    >> it to minimize cost.

    > minimal costs arent wisest choice.

    Commissioning an U-Boot port to the Nemo board would have made the X1000 even more expensive.

    > Uboot [...] has some x86 BIOS limitation.

    Which limitation is that?

    > CFE [...] [is] made for initializing Broadcomm routers or similar

    Yes, CFE is used in Broadcom-based routers from Apple, Asus, Buffalo, Linksys and Netgear, as well as in Broadcom-based Smart TVs and Blu-ray players from LG and Samsung.

    > If they could source PA Semi, they could some decent G4 or G5 too.


    > To make x5000 attractive Trevor decided to support MorphOS port.
    > In x1000 days tune was "its oK if someone else do it"

    I doubt Trevor's support for the MorphOS port to the X5000 has been bigger than what he would have done to support a MorphOS port to the X1000. It was the MorphOS team who declined to port to the X1000, for several reasons, including Ben Hermans' involvement in the original A-Eon company.
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