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=== combining with coreboot ===
 
=== combining with coreboot ===
 
  cd grub-core
 
  cd grub-core
  tar cvjpf ../../memdisk.tar acpi.mod* ahci.mod* all_video.mod* ata.mod* at_keyboard.mod*  boot* cat.mod* chain.mod* efiemu.mod* ehci.mod* elf.mod* exfat.mod* ext2.mod* fat.mod* http.mod* iso9660.mod* linux.mod* loopback.mod* lsacpi.mod* ls.mod* luks.mod* lvm.mod* mdraid09.mod* mdraid1x.mod* memdisk.mod* multiboot2.mod* net.mod* newc.mod* normal.mod* ntfscomp.mod* ntfs.mod* ohci.mod* part_gpt.mod* part_msdos.mod* password.mod* password_pbkdf2.mod* pata.mod* pci.mod* play.mod* png.mod* probe.mod* reboot.mod* squash4.mod* tar.mod* terminal.mod* terminfo.mod* tftp.mod* udf.mod* uhci.mod* usb_keyboard.mod*  usb.mod* vbe.mod* vga.mod* video_fb.mod* videoinfo.mod* video.mod* videotest.mod* #fixme: verify that all modules inside that are sufficent for booting.
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  memdisk="serial terminal  normal ahci all_video ata boot cat chain configfile crypto elf ext2 extcmd fshelp help linux memdisk minicmd multiboot2 pata gettext"
  ../grub-mkimage -d . -O i386-coreboot -o ../../grub2.elf memdisk tar -m ../../memdisk.tar
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#tar cvf ../memdisk.tar serial.mod terminal.mod normal.mod ahci.mod all_video.mod ata.mod boot.mod cat.mod chain.mod configfile.mod crypto.mod elf.mod ext2.mod extcmd.mod fshelp.mod linux.mod memdisk.mod minicmd.mod multiboot2.mod pata.mod gettext.mod --transform 's#^#/boot/grub/i386-coreboot/#'
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  #tar uvf ../memdisk.tar grub.cfg  --transform 's#^#/boot/grub/#'
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  ../grub-mkimage -d . -O i386-coreboot -o ../../grub2.elf memdisk tar ehci ohci uhci at_keyboard usb_keyboard ${memdisk} #-m ../memdisk.tar
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ls -l -h ../../grub2.elf

Revision as of 09:50, 17 February 2013

GRUB2 is a modular, multiboot-capable bootloader for many operating systems that can be used as a payload for coreboot.


Status

  • The mainline version of GRUB2 has a wiki page on the coreboot port (Update: no longer available)
  • Additional information about our former GRUB2 effort (which was part of Google Summer of Code 2007) can be found in the history of this page. Don't expect any link there to work.
  • As an alternative, you could consider using FILO. Both FILO and GRUB2 have various advantages and disadvantages. Which of the two is better suited depends on your requirements.
  • Yet another alternative is to not put GRUB into the BIOS ROM, but have it run from your disk as you would with a vendor BIOS. For that, you can use SeaBIOS as payload, which will then be able to run either GRUB1 or GRUB2 from your disk.


Compiling GRUB2 for being use as a payload (WIP HOWTO)

See Talk:GRUB2 and here for more details.

Compiling

bzr branch http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/r/grub/trunk/grub
cd grub
./autogen.sh
./configure --with-platform=coreboot
make

combining with coreboot

cd grub-core
memdisk="serial terminal  normal ahci all_video ata boot cat chain configfile crypto elf  ext2 extcmd fshelp help linux memdisk minicmd multiboot2 pata gettext"
#tar cvf ../memdisk.tar serial.mod terminal.mod  normal.mod ahci.mod all_video.mod ata.mod boot.mod cat.mod chain.mod configfile.mod crypto.mod elf.mod  ext2.mod extcmd.mod fshelp.mod linux.mod memdisk.mod minicmd.mod multiboot2.mod pata.mod gettext.mod --transform 's#^#/boot/grub/i386-coreboot/#'
#tar uvf ../memdisk.tar grub.cfg  --transform 's#^#/boot/grub/#'
../grub-mkimage -d . -O i386-coreboot -o ../../grub2.elf memdisk tar ehci ohci uhci at_keyboard usb_keyboard ${memdisk} #-m ../memdisk.tar
ls -l -h ../../grub2.elf