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How To Reverse Engineer A Motherboard BIOS

Michael Larabel

Published on 6 February 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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Since being let go by Novell last year where he worked on the RadeonHD Linux graphics driver and X.Org support within SuSE Linux, Luc Verhaegen has continued work on his VIA Unichrome DDX driver as well as other X.Org code and he has also become involved with the CoreBoot project that aims to create a free software BIOS for most chipsets and motherboards on the market. Luc has worked on support for flashing the BIOS on ATI graphics cards, native VGA text mode support, and other work to help the CoreBoot project. Today at FOSDEM in Brussels, Luc Verhaegen is about to give a talk on reverse engineering a motherboard BIOS.

We have included the slides from his presentation here and then once the talk is over we will be uploading a video recording on Phoronix. Luc goes over the steps from the tools needed to reverse engineer a motherboard BIOS, the different BIOS setups from Phoenix / AMI, and other steps involved.










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