[coreboot] coreboot for a high end HP laptop ?
vincent.legoll at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 17:58:57 CEST 2008
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 08:20 -0700, ron minnich wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 6:08 AM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 08:58 -0400, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> >> What are the chances of running coreboot on an HP hdx9494 laptop ?
>> > <snip>
>> > One other thing about this laptop... one can flash the BIOS from the
>> > machine itself. Does that make loading/testing coreboot harder or
>> > easier ?
> Thanks for replying.
>> you are going to have to deal with intel. I doubt they will like your reason :-)
> What do you mean by that ?
>> Question: what is the business case from the HP and intel viewpoint?
>> Why do they care?
> Of course, they don't. I am doing this for myself. Is there something
> proprietary about my laptop that I need to know to install the BIOS ?
You'll need to know a lot of thing to *first* port coreboot to this new
motherboard (a port to a possibly new northbridge & southbridge)
which will all need proper free documentation. Then you'll need a way
to recover from development glitches such as having flashed a
non-working bios... And for a laptop, you better have some good
soldering skills at hand.
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