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My most wanted feature for Bochs is... the Intel i430FX chipset!
I tried to find the i430FX specs on the web, but the only link I found is broken. Implementing other chipsets in Bochs is possible if we have specs for it. Can you point me to the specs of this chipset? If not, you should stop requesting this feature. I hope you'll understand that we cannot write any code without having some documentation for it.
O.K. Volker, I found the documentation.
Unfortunately this is only an update for the specs that fixes bugs in the doc or reports bugfixes in the chipset. It doesn't contain enough information to start writing code for the TSC and TDP components. I already have the PIIX specs here, they are compatible with our pci2isa and pci_ide implementation.
However, I attached the missing documentation on the "Oops..." post.
The i430FX_2.pdf file contains the TSC and TDP info.
The initial version of the i430FX support is present in SVN now. The core is almost compatible with the i440FX chipset. The "pci: chipset" option now accepts the parameter "i430fx". The Bochs BIOS is now compatible with this chipset. Tests with original BIOS images are still to do (I haven't found one yet).
Thank you Volker.
Here is an original BIOS image.