Xen HVM guests on PC Engines apu2

Continuing blog post series around Xen and IOMMU enabling in coreboot we are reaching a point in which some features seem to work correctly on top of recent patch series in firmware. What we can do…

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How to boot Xen over PXE and NFS on PC Engines apu2

From time to time we face requests to correctly enable support for various Xen features on PC Engines apu2 platform. Doing that requires firmware modification, which 3mdeb is responsible for. Xen…

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Building coreboot for MinnowBoard Turbot

Building coreboot on well-supported platform such as Bay Trail is a quite straightforward task, however, we need to remember about some things in order to have coreboot working. First of all, we need…

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Flashing MinnowBoard Turbot with Raspberry Pi Zero W

Recently we started preparation of coreboot training for one of our customers. Our platform of choice for that training is MinnowBoard Turbot. There are couple reasons for that: During training we…

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UEFI/EDK II CorebootPayloadPkg on PC Engines apu2

Recently we were reached by person interested in running CoreOS on apu2. CoreOS is a very interesting system from security point of view. It was created to support containers and scalability out of…

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PC Engines apu2 python Robot Framework validation automation

Recently we attended ECC2017 conference. One of topics that we considered was a system for development and validation automation. Unfortunately this talk was not accepted, but we present some…

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PC Engines APU2 netboot Debian installation

In previous post I described how to setup PXE server and boot Debian installer using it. I mentioned that provided setup is limited and some extensive configuration is needed to make it useful for…

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Coreboot for QEMU armv7 (vexpress-a9) emulated mainboard

Recently, I came back to look into coreboot. Mainly because the low level is fun and skills related to the firmware (even coreboot) starting to get attention on freelance portals (first odesk job,…

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Debugging coreboot in qemu environment ? part 2

In previous post coreboot was configured and installed. Here we try to establish good debugging environment for it. To create a good emulated environment to debug, research and learn coreboot few…

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Debugging coreboot in qemu environment ? part 1

First of all I use testing version of Debian - wheezy. Clone coreboot repository: git clone http://review.coreboot.org/p/coreboot cd coreboot; make menuconfig Configure FILO as apayload and use its…

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