Libreboot Now Supports Another AMD Motherboard
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 30 January 2016 at 07:55 AM EST. 3 Comments
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Libreboot, the version of Coreboot that is 100% free software without relying upon any proprietary blobs, has added support for another AMD motherboard.

Libreboot now supports the ASUS KCMA-D8. This isn't some new and exciting motherboard, but rather a motherboard for Opteron processors with the SR5670 + SP5100 chipset. On the bright side, at least this motherboard is still being sold as new from various Internet retailers.

The ASUS KCMA-D8 has dual C32 CPU sockets, six Serial ATA 3.0 ports, two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, eight DDR3 DIMM slots, etc. The motherboard is selling for around $280 over on Amazon.com.


The Libreboot support page indicates things are working but only text mode works, the IPMI iKVM module relies upon proprietary firmware, the SAS support requires a non-free option ROM, and there are some LRDIMM memory module issues.
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