About a month ago I started my adventure with coreboot. As coreboot
home page says “coreboot is a Free Software project
aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most
computers”. Although I read the majority of materials from mentioned page I
still suffered from a lack of basic information that would help me to arrange
everything in my head. Therefore, I decided to write a series of posts
described my actions associated with this interesting project.
At the beginning I would recommend some interesting sources of information on coreboot:
- http://www.coreboot.org/QEMU – If you’re impatient and want to start as soon as possible
- Coreboot videos – One of the easiest ways to obtain general information about the project
- Start to understand – I found this page by accident while googling materials, thanks to its author I understood basics and found out what’s next
- Documentation – Many different types of documents, a large proportion of them are not applying to the latest version of coreboot v4, however, still has a educational value.
After reviewing the above materials, you should understand the basics of
coreboot. In the next post
I will describe flashrom application and my experience
with one of the old motherboard.