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This is a random list of ideas for features which would be nice to have in LinuxBIOS (or a payload).
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This is a '''random list of ideas''' for features which would be nice to have in coreboot (or a payload).
  
 
Having an item here does '''not''' mean that someone is necessarily already working on it.
 
Having an item here does '''not''' mean that someone is necessarily already working on it.
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=== Hardware Features ===
 
=== Hardware Features ===
  
* Support for the NX-bit.
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* BIOS setup
* Config option for enabling/disabling HPET (high precision event timers) on all boards which have them.
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** Support for the NX-bit.
* Config option for enabling/disabling hardware virtualization.
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** Config option for enabling/disabling HPET (high precision event timers) on all boards which have them.
* Config option for enabling/disabling the TPM chip on boards which have one.
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** Config option for enabling/disabling hardware virtualization.
* Config option for enabling/disabling the processor serial number to be read by the OS.
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** Config option for enabling/disabling the TPM chip on boards which have one.
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** Config option for enabling/disabling the processor serial number to be read by the OS.
  
 
=== Payloads ===
 
=== Payloads ===
  
* [[Flashrom]]-like payload to allow reflashing the BIOS without having to load an OS, boot from floppies or similar.
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* [http://www.flashrom.org Flashrom]-like payload to allow reflashing the BIOS without having to load an OS, boot from floppies or similar.
* Busybox-style mini-payload for recovery purposes (possible already to a certain degree, but should be simplified).
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* Barebox-style mini-payload for recovery purposes (possible already to a certain degree, but should be simplified).
* fips-like payload to allow basic partitioning,FS-check and swap enable,disable.
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* GNU fdisk-like payload to allow basic partitioning, file system check and swap enable/disable.
* Bios setup payload.
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* Security payload, which allows encryption of the filesystem on any harddisk and USB thumb drive. User authentication before boot with USB dongle, fingerprint sensor or chipcard-terminal with PKCS 15.
* A nice splashscreen 800×600px for desktop users, from which a selection of different payloads are possible.
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* Security payload, which allowes encrytion of the filesystem on any harddisk and usb-stick. Userauthentication with usb-dongle or fingerprint sensor or chipcard-terminal with PKCS 15.
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=== Misc ===
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=== Related tools ===
  
* ...
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* Add [https://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/ticket/95 support in VirtualBox for loading arbitrary BIOS images] so VirtualBox can be used for testing coreboot (as an alternative to [[QEMU]]).

Latest revision as of 18:55, 26 September 2010

This is a random list of ideas for features which would be nice to have in coreboot (or a payload).

Having an item here does not mean that someone is necessarily already working on it.

Ideas / Wishlist

Hardware Features

  • BIOS setup
    • Support for the NX-bit.
    • Config option for enabling/disabling HPET (high precision event timers) on all boards which have them.
    • Config option for enabling/disabling hardware virtualization.
    • Config option for enabling/disabling the TPM chip on boards which have one.
    • Config option for enabling/disabling the processor serial number to be read by the OS.

Payloads

  • Flashrom-like payload to allow reflashing the BIOS without having to load an OS, boot from floppies or similar.
  • Barebox-style mini-payload for recovery purposes (possible already to a certain degree, but should be simplified).
  • GNU fdisk-like payload to allow basic partitioning, file system check and swap enable/disable.
  • Security payload, which allows encryption of the filesystem on any harddisk and USB thumb drive. User authentication before boot with USB dongle, fingerprint sensor or chipcard-terminal with PKCS 15.

Related tools