Maybe even FSF-endorsed. Great news! Spread the news.
On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Timothy Pearson <
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On 04/26/2017 01:59 PM, Taiidan(a)gmx.com wrote:
On 04/26/2017 02:47 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
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> On 04/26/2017 01:43 PM, Taiidan(a)gmx.com wrote:
>> On 04/26/2017 06:00 AM, PeerCorps Trust Fund wrote:
>>> Greetings All,
>>> I recently came across the following listing concerning Coreboot on
>>> the Supermicro H8SCM-F.
>>> You will note that the last update was in January of 2014. I also
>>> noticed a note in the page concerning "OS Booting - Proprietary
>>> Is there anyone who can elaborate as to what this means?
>> I don't know, but there isn't any status update so it probably
>> work and that port uses AGESA so you won't get IOMMU.
>> I am working on porting the H8SCM and H8SCM-F (same thing really) to
>> native code base, it is a nice affordable
opteron board that you can
used for $30.
Would be interested to know if
you can disable the proprietary BMC? For
many coreboot use cases this would be necessary.
I have the version without that feature (not the -F) so I am not 100%
sure, but the vendor BIOS for mine is the -F bios and it boots fine - of
course you never really know for sure if it is "disabled" but I imagine
it functions the same as the asus boards where no ROM equals no BMC. I
will ask supermicro about this.
The difference between the -F and the regular version is the lack of the
BMC RTL NIC and the socket for the ROM chip.
The other security concern is a RMII link from the BMC chip to one of
the intel nics, which I assume is present on both models.
Thanks for the pointer on the non-F variant -- from what I can tell the
BMC's RAM is physically removed which makes an exploit from the BMC side
of the network virtually impossible.
If you can get this up and running it would make a great
owner-controlled low-end machine. Nice find!
+1 (415) 727-8645 (direct line)
+1 (512) 690-0200 (switchboard)
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