On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 12:08 PM email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hi. Just to ensure I don't go in the wrong direction: If I follow these instructions https://doc.coreboot.org/tutorial/part1.html do I install coreboot with OpenBIOS (because I've read something with SeaBIOS or so)?
These instructions build a coreboot image with coreinfo as a payload and run it on the QEMU virtual machine. They're a guide to get started with coreboot. If your goal is to install coreboot on an x86 system while keeping it simple, don't go with OpenBIOS. The simplest configuration is coreboot with the SeaBIOS payload. Feel free to try SeaBIOS with QEMU, experiment without any risks.
Installing coreboot on actual hardware is more complex. Unlike operating systems (Windows, Linux...), coreboot is tightly coupled to the hardware it runs on, so it's not possible to simply "install coreboot" on any computer using a generic procedure. Instead, coreboot needs to be flashed to a flash chip on the mainboard, and the best flashing procedure is mainboard-dependent. For example, the X220 can easily be flashed externally with a SPI programmer and a SOIC-8 chip clip, but applying the same procedure on an X230 is very likely to cause problems (and recovery is even more complicated).
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