Coreboot Ported To A ~$30 AMD AM1 Motherboard
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 10 April 2015 at 10:33 AM EDT. 22 Comments
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For those searching for a low-cost system/motherboard for experimenting with Coreboot, there's another new AMD motherboard that now works with Coreboot's upstream Git code. The board costs only about $30 USD and works with all modern AMD AM1 processors.

The newest motherboard supported by upstream Coreboot is the Biostar AM1ML. This micro-ATX Socket AM1 motherboard has two DDR3 slots, one PCI Express 2.0 slot, two Serial ATA 3.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, etc.

With the newest Coreboot Git code is support for the BioStar AM1ML. The code was tested with SeaBIOS and in turn testing the Linux 3.8 kernel as well as Windows XP. Audio, video, networking, PS/2 keyboard/house, PCI-E x16, COM, SATA, and USB are known to be working.


The new port for this low-cost AMD AM1 motherboard landed with this commit. Those looking for this ~$30 motherboard for playing with Coreboot can find it for sale brand new at Amazon.com for currently $32 USD.
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