Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,994

    Default Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

    Phoronix: Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

    While Coreboot is most commonly used by Google Chromebooks, an increasing number of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are becoming compatible with Coreboot for initializing and booting the system with open-source software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg3ODA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Czech Republic
    Posts
    186

    Default

    And I'm just sitting here, waiting for my E545...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    9

    Default BIOS flash fest?

    Now this is becoming more and more serious since I do own a T420s Thinkpad!

    I wish there were BIOS flash fests, where people could bring their (coreboot-supported) laptops and ask experienced users to help them flash their BIOS. Actually I haven't checked if there is any.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by amp3030 View Post
    I wish there were BIOS flash fests, where people could bring their (coreboot-supported) laptops and ask experienced users to help them flash their BIOS.
    It's sometimes possible to get coreboot developers to help you at conferences. There was certainly someone helping bringing up coreboot on supported systems on 31C3, and at FOSDEM in past years.

    Best ask around (IRC, http://www.coreboot.org/IRC, or mailing list, http://www.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot) if people are going to conferences and if they're willing to help.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut,USA
    Posts
    1,004

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by amp3030 View Post
    Now this is becoming more and more serious since I do own a T420s Thinkpad!

    I wish there were BIOS flash fests, where people could bring their (coreboot-supported) laptops and ask experienced users to help them flash their BIOS. Actually I haven't checked if there is any.
    Perhaps at Linuxfests there are people experienced with coreboot to help out users in flashing coreboot onto their machines (albeit supported ones)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hellas
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    Come on guys! X201 here!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    in front of my box :p
    Posts
    871

    Default

    I wish they'd not only target coreboot-hostile-intels. But anyway good to see coreboot running on one more device.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Adarion View Post
    I wish they'd not only target coreboot-hostile-intels. But anyway good to see coreboot running on one more device.
    I believe this is also my thought.

    First I thought intel management engine was a crappy idea, a possible security issue, possibly a thread to free software supports, later I heared more about it.

    It seems it includes a DRM system and includes all kinds of other stuff like a TPM and hard to disable or replace with your own firmware.

    Then I knew it was very anti-user.

    Not buying these products anymore. :-(

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •