On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 4:43 PM, Stefan Reinauer
* Andrey Korolyov <andrey(a)xdel.ru> [150802 22:22]:
I am trying to estimate amount of effort to make
an old military Getac
to work with coreboot (currently it runs Insyde with computrace-style
code). All currently supported boards, lanner/em8510 and
digitallogic/adl855pc are desktops, which means that I should play
with EC support almost from scratch. Given the fact that i855G(M) was
quite popular in P-M era, are there any real issues standing behind
lack of support of a simular mobile platform in a tree?
The ADL855PC is an embedded module that is using the i855GME chipset
(the same as the Getac W130 as far as I remember).
Last I checked, the 855 port was not very good, but there's probably
nothing in the way of attempting to write a port for that laptop.
You should make sure you have some means of recovering your flash chip
back to something working, because writing a port and getting a system
booting typically takes a few tries ;)
Thanks, I`ve already ordered PLCC extractor and programmer for this
purpose, PLCC bed is not designed for in-scheme clip reprogramming
anyway. EC looks like not a big deal, though it should implement some
unique bits like HDD heater setting.