[coreboot] Is this board supported?

Stefan Reinauer stefan.reinauer at coreboot.org
Fri Jun 3 20:43:17 CEST 2011

* Thomas Rohloff <v10lator at myway.de> [110603 12:33]:
> Am Thu, 02 Jun 2011 06:37:16 -0700
> schrieb Stefan Reinauer <stefan.reinauer at coreboot.org>:
> > On 6/1/11 10:52 PM, Thomas Rohloff wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I have a AsRock 870 Etreme3
> > > ( http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=870%20extreme3 ) and
> > > wanted to know if it's supported b coreboot.
> > >
> > See http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards for a list of 
> > supported boards.
> So it's not supported? 

Most likely, no. Didn't particularly check the list, but I don't think
it contains any AsRock boards right now.

> Is there a change that it will be supported in
> the near future?

If someone with the hardware steps up to do a port there is a chance

That someone could be you! :-)

Basically the way this works is that you look for the most similar board
in the tree, start out with that, and change it until everything works
the way you want it to. This might be an effort anywhere from an hour to
12 months ;) Most likely with AMD chipsets it's rather less time since
AMD supports coreboot quite well.

Also be sure that you have any means of recovery. A second flash chip if
yours is socketed, or an external eeprom burner for instance.

> > > So, is this possible? And is it possible to unlock the 4th CPU-Core
> > > with coreboot?
> > Yes it is possible. You will have to figure out, how, though.
> > 
> Can you give me some hints?

Have not looked into it, but I believe I read that the 3core/4core switch
is done by some code running on the EC, so it might not be a lot of work
on the bios side.

More information about the coreboot mailing list