[coreboot] New board with unsupported cpu, chipset, and superIO

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 22:45:15 CEST 2014

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:39 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a word to whoever does this next: figure out your firmware
> picture first, THEN pick the hardware. It's never been a good idea to
> start the other way around.

Actually, I said that not quite correctly. If you want to do open
source firmware based boards, and you don't want to spend too long on
it, or fail in the process:
1. decide which firmware you want
2. pick a chipset
3. buy an off-the-shelf board which has that chipset
4. make sure you can get your open source firmware going on that
board; if not, go to 1.
5. THEN design your own board

Notice how I did not say anywhere in here "ask the chipset vendor if
they will support blob-free coreboot development on your chipset"?
There's a reason. Left as an exercise for the reader.  Let's just say
that we have seen, many times, that chipset salesmen are often ready
to promise more than the chipset company will deliver.


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