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==== 5. The silkscreen for the RTC battery polarity is incorrect on the MinnowBoard. Will I damage the board if I insert the battery backwards?====
 
==== 5. The silkscreen for the RTC battery polarity is incorrect on the MinnowBoard. Will I damage the board if I insert the battery backwards?====
  
Ans:- Yes, this is known issue for Rev A and Rev A1 boards. No damage will occur even if you insert the RTC battery backwards.
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Ans:- This is known issue for Rev A and Rev A1 boards. No damage will occur if you insert the RTC battery backwards.

Revision as of 19:57, 12 August 2013

1. Does Memtest work on the Minnowboard?

Ans:- No, not currently. The Memtest software is made for the traditional PC-BIOS environment whereas the Minnowboard has the new UEFI firmware. So, until a new version of Memtest is released for the UEFI, it won't work.

2. Does the MinnowBoard support SATA port multiplier functions?

Ans:- Yes, the SATA controller on the Minnowboard does have the hardware support for a SATA port multiplier but there is no software support for it at this time.

3. Will legacy BIOS support be available on the Minnowboard?

Ans:- No, it will not be available. However, it is possible for a third party to purchase a CSM (Compatibility Support Module) from one of the BIOS vendors (e.g, AMI, Phoenix) and add that as a UEFI module.

4. Can I access the user switches on the MinnowBoard via the sysfs interface in Linux?

Ans:- No.

5. The silkscreen for the RTC battery polarity is incorrect on the MinnowBoard. Will I damage the board if I insert the battery backwards?

Ans:- This is known issue for Rev A and Rev A1 boards. No damage will occur if you insert the RTC battery backwards.