[coreboot] [GSoC-2015] Interested in Participating - Discussing Ideas
varadgautam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 16:43:09 CET 2015
I would like to participate in Google Summer of Code 2015 with coreboot to
work on one of the following ideas:
- Enable coreboot + Tianocore over an ARM board: The Ideas page mentions
something similar , but I think the hardware details are to be finalized. I
worked on adding BeagleBone Black support to Tianocore during GSoC-2014 with
Linaro, and so have some experience with JTAG, ARM bringup and bootloaders.
Which mainboard would be the intended target? I have a HiKey board (HiSilicon
Kirin 6220 Cortex-A53 ARM64)  which could be used - I'm checking if
coreboot already supports a similar SoC to base the port on.
- Eliminate Video BIOS requirement for AMD/ATI graphics init: I understand
this would involve dumping AtomBIOS ROM and performing those initializations
under coreboot. I came across atomdis  and am looking for a Video BIOS ROM
I could try disassembling. I need some input on how I could go about the
implementation of this idea - what hardware would be suitable / what the boot
flow would be. Although I haven't worked with the Linux graphics stack yet, I
would like to get my hands dirty. I am currently looking through the resources
I recently tried running coreboot + SeaBIOS + SYSLINUX under QEMU (as
suggested on the Easy tasks page ), and it seems to work alright - but is
it possible to find a SYSLINUX ELF image so I can eliminate SeaBIOS?
I would be glad to have your suggestions on how I could get started.
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