Libreboot

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n0ctilucient
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Libreboot

Post#1 by n0ctilucient » 11 Jun 2017, 18:22

I recently ordered a Lenovo x200 ThinkPad.

I used this service to provision it with Libreboot ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/232179148578?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Although I'm satisfied with the service...

Libreboot does not boot from non-Grub2 "external" media without additional support.
(eg... secure firmware devices @ https://www.kanguru.com/storage-accesso ... ries.shtml )

I got lucky though... because my netbook
has a dock that uses an "internal" DVD.

Now I have trusted firmware on a device with secure
hardware (no post 2009 OEM backdoors).

Perhaps... I can now move forward on some projects that I put off.
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Evan
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Re: Libreboot

Post#2 by Evan » 12 Jun 2017, 05:04

Are you saying you can't boot Porteus with Libreboot , Have you tried a CD/DVD disk?

n0ctilucient
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Re: Libreboot

Post#3 by n0ctilucient » 12 Jun 2017, 07:03

Libreboot is compiled with Grub2 (payload) support.
It can only boot media that supports Grub2.

Libreboot requires SeaBIOS support to boot from
non-Grub2 "external" media (eg... CD/DVD).

Basically... Libreboot has to be compiled with SeaBIOS.

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