[coreboot] Modular BIOS Interface

Jackie Pan jackiepan93 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 09:44:09 CEST 2008

2008/10/7 Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>

> On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:02:01 +0800, "Jackie Pan" <jackiepan93 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 2008/9/18 Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
> >
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >> Has anyone heard of the Modular BIOS Interface (MBI) Specification and
> >> where I can find it???
> >> I would like it for some research, and to find out more of what it is
> > and
> >> does.
> >>
> >
> > Intel's Modular BIOS interface? I think it's still Intel confidential,
> you
> > should contact your Intel representative.
> Yeh, I found that out. Unfortunatly If I told an Intel rep that I would
> like to develop MBI for coreboot, I think they would laugh at me. I think I
> need this to get my tv-out chip working. I already had a hell of a time
> trying to get Intel's "Bios Modification Program" (BMP Utility) to build a
> new vga bios for the i830m. They did not help me at all. Oh, well I will
> get there one way or another.
> --
> Thanks,
> Joseph Smith
> Set-Top-Linux
> www.settoplinux.org
> I'll be doing similar work in next few months, my goal is to get displayfrom
coreboot-like environment, and I'm not planning to use intel's vbios,
my experience tells me vbios is not an absolute necessecity, so the BMP
or MBI stuff won't be bothered either. The idea is not verified, but I think
worth a try.
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