I would be more than willing to help test coreboot for the Dell OptiPlex 7010, however, I cannot provide assistance for much else at this time.
Though, I do have a question I was hoping you'd be able to answer:
The Dell OptiPlex 7010 has a service mode jumper, and, from my understanding,
two ROM chips for two firmware images, the primary one used when the service mode jumper is not set,
and the secondary one used when the service mode jumper has been set, with an immutable firmware image.
My question is, given I only have one PC at the moment, my OptiPlex 7010, if I, say, flash a coreboot image that won't boot,
would it be possible for me to simply set the service mode jumper from that point to safely use the second ROM chip?
If so, it would make testing much easier.
On 12/24/18 8:05 PM, Kumonie Williams wrote:
> Hello there, I have a question regarding coreboot.
> I was wondering if work was still being done to port coreboot to the
> Dell OptiPlex 7010. I was looking at commit
> 882d3c3574cc24f1bcf16b71c5090cc71ef725a6, but it seems the board didn’t
> boot at that stage in time. I have also not found much information
> regarding 4f19f4a7ebe7783830343d5ffc917142266fabf9 either, so I was
> wondering if work was still being done to port coreboot to the OptiPlex
> 7010, given its stock firmware doesn’t really work that great (I'd be
> happy to elaborate), even at revision A29, so I wanted to replace it
> with coreboot.
In 3mdeb we have couple of those and definitely coreboot enabling is on
our roadmap. Is there any way you can support that effort (eg. coding,
testing, sponsoring) ? This would definitely rise priority of that work.
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