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Change subject: SeaBIOS patches: advanced_bootmenu, multiple_floppies, smbios_mptable_768 ......................................................................
SeaBIOS patches: advanced_bootmenu, multiple_floppies, smbios_mptable_768
If you'd like to add many useful floppies to your coreboot (learn more: http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Lenovo_G505S_hacking#Useful_floppies ), or to use your USB numpad for choosing a SeaBIOS boot entry, or to bump max MPTABLE and SMBIOS sizes from 600 to 768 - then this change is for you! It contains three valuable patches together with a Makefile mod needed to auto-apply these patches to a cloned SeaBIOS before its build.
advanced_bootmenu: up to 35 entries (2 pages if >18), numpad console https://email@example.com/thread/CKWLNTZ...
[PATCH v2] ramdisk: search for all the available floppies instead of one https://mail.coreboot.org/pipermail/seabios/2018-December/012670.html
Bump max MPTABLE and SMBIOS sizes from 600 to 768 https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/M3DOOOA...
Patch descriptions are available at these links, and here's a copy:
advanced_bootmenu: up to 35 entries (2 pages if >18), numpad support
Add support for up to 35 boot menu entries (2 pages if >18). To solve the ">10" problem currently experienced by SeaBIOS users (there are no 11, 12, etc. keys on a keyboard - so impossible to choose the last menu entries if you got >10 entries because of multiple hard drives / secondary payloads / floppies) - the boot menu has been extended to the letter keys. NOTE: TPM menu has been moved from T to M letter: it is at the end of keyboard's 3rd row of letters and "Trusted" is adjective while "Module" is a noun; alternatively could press '-'.
Also, add support for a numpad. Small USB numpad could be really convenient for choosing the boot entries at coreboot boards used as (maybe headless) servers. '/' char on numpad could be used to open the boot menu or to exit it. If there are >10 boot menu entries - the numpad console interface will be enabled: press one or two digit keys and then ENTER to confirm your choice, or remove a digit by pressing the '.Del' key. Also you could call TPM with '-' key at any moment, or boot with a single key press of your fullsize keyboard.
[PATCH v2] ramdisk: search for all the available floppies instead of one
All the floppy images available at CBFS will be found and listed in a boot menu, instead of the first found. Could be highly valuable if you are participating in a hobby OS development - would like to test multiple versions of your floppy at the same coreboot image, to reduce the amount of re-flashes and accelerate the development at bare metal - or simply you would like to access multiple floppies as a coreboot user. For example: KolibriOS (nice assembly OS with GUI and apps), FreeDOS, MichalOS, Snowdrop and memtest (coreboot's memtest version is buggy, e.g. external USB keyboard isn't working at some laptops; floppy is much better)
Bump max MPTABLE and SMBIOS sizes from 600 to 768
There are plenty of coreboot platforms whose MPTABLE size is just slightly larger than the current uneven limit of 600 bytes, which prevents these important tables from being copied. For example, G505S has 628 bytes and A88XM-E has 740 bytes. I propose 768 bytes as a new saner default for MPTABLE size, to replace the current uneven limit of 600. SMBIOS size should be bumped the similar way as well.
Signed-off-by: Mike Banon email@example.com Change-Id: Idf4efba31091a8678b51c2f6541d440c5cc6d37d --- M payloads/external/SeaBIOS/Makefile A payloads/external/SeaBIOS/advanced_bootmenu.patch A payloads/external/SeaBIOS/multiple_floppies.patch A payloads/external/SeaBIOS/smbios_mptable_768.patch 4 files changed, 618 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
git pull ssh://review.coreboot.org:29418/coreboot refs/changes/51/32351/15