[coreboot] Newbie question about motherboard support

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Tue Nov 1 03:14:28 CET 2016

(I do not believe it does, but wait for a more experienced person to reply.)

Information for you as a new member of the community:
The past 5 years intel (and AMD FM2/AM4) platforms are generally pretty 
locked down, it is very difficult to install blob free or even semi-open 
firmware replacement on them even if you could somehow get the 
documentation. (which they will never give a mere mortal like us) and 
the newer intel systems have something called "Boot Guard" which is a 
CPU enforced code signing mechanism to prohibit the installation of open 
source firmware entirely. You shouldn't buy intel if you want anything 
even somewhat libre friendly (at least AMD gives lip service to foss)
https://libreboot.org/ (more info on foss compat here, just ignore the 

Anyone who says they have a post 775/771 system that is 100% blob free 
open source is lying, that includes the purism scammers.
At this point for new systems you have select ARM and OpenPOWER systems 
(like the Raptor TALOS and the Tyan Palmetto, both HPC 
workstations/servers) I believe there are a few 100% FOSS laptops out 
there that aren't listed on the coreboot site but my age betrays me and 
I am forgetting what they are called. (I say again purism is a scam, do 
not buy from them.)
On 10/31/2016 06:30 PM, Vasiliy Tolstov wrote:
> Hi, I have acer es1-131 that as I see like some Google Chromebooks, it
> motherboard based on intel braswell, and as I found support for this soc
> added by intel.
> Does current coreboot master support my motherboard and laptop?
> In wiki I can't find many braswell supported platforms and acer in vendor
> of laptop too (only Chromebooks).

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