[coreboot] Some help for the lay person?
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Oct 22 22:08:07 CEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 07:29:14AM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Mick Reed wrote:
> > Procedure 2:
> > check out coreboot-v2 source
> > cd into coreboot-v2 directory
> > make menuconfig
> > make
> Note that this is still in alpha stage for most if not all listed
> > Where is kconfig looking for payload.elf?
> Either in coreboot-v2 or in the build/ directory.
Top-level coreboot-v2 directory works (don't know about build/).
> > It didn't seem to like the absolute path that I put into
> > menuconfig.
> I consider that a bug then. Again, note that Kconfig does not really
> work completely yet. An absolute path should work there.
It does, I just tested on trunk.
> I would like
> a relative path be relative to the coreboot-v2 directory rather than
> the build subdirectory.
That's the case in trunk, works fine.
> I'm trying to build a rom with filo for my tyan s2885. I'd like to
> write a generic build tutorial for the lay person, or at least for
> non-programmers (me). I have identified some general steps, and have
> some questions.
We'll have such a generic HOWTO in the wiki as soon as kconfig becomes
the default (no need to write something for the old system, it'll be
Here's the current (work in progress) page:
Please let us know if there is missing information or if you have
suggestions for improvements (but note that kconfig is a moving target
right now, one or two things may change until we make it the default).
> Procedure 4:
> Test the rom (qemu, etc)
> Put it in the machine and go! (flashrom)
You cannot test an image meant for real hardware in QEMU. Only the
"Emulation / QEMU" mainboard works in QEMU. And the QEMU "mainboard"
won't work on any actual hardware either, of course.
> FYI flashrom works on my board, I upgraded and verified my vendor bios
> with it.
Tyan S2885? We don't seem to list that on the flashrom page, yet.
Can you post "flashrom -V" output to the flashrom mailing list for
reference? Did flashrom say "VERIFIED" after the write? Thanks!
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