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How to begin with coreboot

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About a month ago I started my adventure with coreboot. As coreboot home page says “coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers”. Although I read the majority of materials from mentioned page I still suffered from a lack of basic information that would help me to arrange everything in my head. Therefore, I decided to write a series of posts described my actions associated with this interesting project.

At the beginning I would recommend some interesting sources of information on coreboot:

  • http://www.coreboot.org/QEMU - If you’re impatient and want to start as soon as possible
  • Coreboot videos - One of the easiest ways to obtain general information about the project
  • Start to understand - I found this page by accident while googling materials, thanks to its author I understood basics and found out what’s next
  • Documentation - Many different types of documents, a large proportion of them are not applying to the latest version of coreboot v4, however, still has a educational value.

After reviewing the above materials, you should understand the basics of coreboot. In the next post I will describe flashrom application and my experience with one of the old motherboard.

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