[SeaBIOS] coreboot build problem with ELF file as payload (was: PXE boot ROM question)

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Nov 16 14:52:23 CET 2013

Dear Jonathan,

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Am Dienstag, den 12.11.2013, 15:58 -0800 schrieb Jonathan Sturges:


> I haven't made much progress.  I've had a few issues getting an
> updated SeaBIOS installed as a payload.  There are only 2 selections
> for SeaBIOS in coreboot's menuconfig: and "master."  I
> selected "master" this time and seem to get version
> "rel-1.7.3-91-gc21dce3-20131004_231309", which looks like it's from
> early October.  However, same results with this release.  Should 1.7.3
> be good enough?

The »-91« means that 91 commits have been applied an top of tag 1.7.3.
So it is indeed latest master when you build it.

        $ git show --format=fuller --stat c21dce3
        commit c21dce35058fd55e70d1d379dd0e62ec71f187aa
        Author:     Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net>
        AuthorDate: Sat Oct 26 11:56:24 2013 -0400
        Commit:     Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net>
        CommitDate: Sat Oct 26 11:56:24 2013 -0400
            Minor - eliminate the SET_GLOBAL macro.
            Remove the SET_GLOBAL macro - it is no longer used and since it was
            only available in "32bit flat" mode it does not have much use.
            Signed-off-by: Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net>
         README        | 21 ++++++++++-----------
         src/biosvar.h |  4 ----
         2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

> I next checked out and built a separate SeaBIOS ELF image, so I could
> have the absolute latest SeaBIOS AND set debug to 8 (Coreboot doesn't
> seem to have the SeaBIOS debug level available via menuconfig).  But,
> I've been unable to get Coreboot to build if I select an ELF payload
> via menuconfig and supply the path to my bios.bin.elf; it only builds
> when selecting SeaBIOS as the payload directly via menuconfig.

Could you please send a report with the build logs to the coreboot
mailing list? That would be great.




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