Libreboot 20221214 Brings More Arm Chromebooks & ThinkPads

Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 14 December 2022 at 07:00 PM EST. 9 Comments
After a half-year of development, Libreboot 20221214 is now available for this downstream of Coreboot that is focused on software freedom and providing fully open-source firmware support. Libreboot also enhances the experience with an automated build system and other changes in the name of software freedom and being user-friendly.

This release follows Libreboot merging with osboot last month, which in turn led to more motherboards now being supported. Osboot was another project started by Libreboot founder Leah Rowe but then decided to merge it back into Libreboot and in effect become the new codebase.

When it comes to new x86 desktop motherboard support there is the ASUS P2B-LS / P3B-F motherboards, which go back to the old Socket Slot 1 days. There is also now QEMU images available. But the rest of the new x86 support with this Libreboot release are various Lenovo ThinkPads including the T430, X230, X230EDP, T440p, W541, X220, T420, and X230. As usual, mostly on the older-end of the spectrum due to the focus on providing fully free software firmware that isn't encumbered by the Intel FSP and other blobs.

The Libreboot logo.

On the Arm front there is support for many more Chromebooks. Among the now-supported Arm devices with this Libreboot update are the Samsung Chromebook 2 11" and 13" models, HP Chromebook 11 G1, Samsung Chromebook XE303, HP Chromebook 14 G3, Acer Chromebook 13, ASUS Chromebit CS10, ASUS CHromebook Flip C100PA, ASUS Chromebook C201PA, ASUS Chromebook Flip C101, and Samsung Chromebook Plus v1.

Downloads and more details on the other Libreboot 20221214 changes for this Coreboot distribution via
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