I have written following to the devroom request.
We would like to ask for common devroom for both collaborating projects -
Coreboot and Flashrom.
Coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS
(firmware) you can find in most of today's computers.
Flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing
flash chips. It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images
on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various programmer
Both projects are closely related, for example, the Coreboot uses Flashrom to
write the images. Both attract people which like the hardware and close to the
hardware system programming.
On the last FOSDEM there was a Coreboot devroom. Flashrom presented itself only
during Carl Daniel's lightning talk. This year is a great opportunity for both
projects to share a common devroom to attract hardware oriented people together.
As for the devroom topic, we would like to offer more hands-on sessions and kind
of mini lectures explaining various parts of non-trivial problematics which both
project face. If one judges the last year Coreboot devroom attendance, we had
all the time full room, which was nice although we prepared "just" lectures
about the project (with demo) and "how stuff works" oriented lectures. Our aim
for this year is to bring both projects even closer to potential users or
developers using above mentioned more individual approach.
We would also like to apply for the main talk track to catch an attention of
completely new users or developers which never heard of our projects. The
intended topic of the talk would be more general and serve as the introduction
to this interesting part of computer hardware & software.
I have been reading about coreboot to see if it can solve a small
problem I have.
I have an Via EPIA-ML8000AG and would like to boot linux from a usb
pendrive, this works, but is very slow, which I believe is down to the
fact that although the board has a usb2 controller the bios only
>From reading coreboot.org I think my board is supported and I could
use Filo as a payload to boot linux from usb, but I can't see any
reference to whether this would be at usb1 or usb2 speeds.
would anyone be able to comment?
My question is about the main makefile of Coreboot and the rule 'printall'.
I wonder if anybody can write a 'sed' or 'awk' command or any other
shell command to print the result of 'objs' , 'initobjs' , 'drivers'
.....on separate lines(each pathname is printed on a separate line and
then there is a new line at the end of each line, second pathname of a
file is written on the second line and continues...)
Now spaces are separating the strings, make them difficult to read.
I have Win7 working well with mahogany_fam10 if I use a PCI
video card. However, Device manager complains that it is unable
to find enough free resources for the UMA graphics controller.
Running an AMI legacy BIOS shows the problem can be solved by
enabling the PCI command register memory and I/O enable bits
for only the graphics card that you are using. Is there a way
to make coreboot do this, and if not, any suggestions on where
best to implement such a feature?