[coreboot] BIOS bootblock branching to coreboot

jf simon yeticluns at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 11:45:00 CEST 2008

my understanding (sorry if wrong) is that it is not possible to run
linuxbios/corebios on intel platforms, because of lack of documentation.
i am wondering what are the problematic parts.. probably MCH controler DRAM
init?  CPU init (microcode, stepping,...)?..
this is sad, as i really want to be able to use corebios..

very recently i have been assigned to porting BIOSEs to our new hardware
plaftorms. so i am working with amibios. it is partitionned into two major
-post/main bios

bootblock is a 64K segment, where the CPU is configured and MCH sdram
controller is init (based on code provided by intel). then it branches to
post for devices init, pci enum...

it must be doable technically, to keep the fast, tiny bootblock and jump to
something like corebios . any comments?
i don't know if this is the place to ask but is it possible from a legal
standpoint  to modify an amibios prom binary and just keep parts of it, in
case i want to use this scheme in the products of the company i work for?

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