Preparing your computer for coreboot

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The wiki is being retired!

Documentation is now handled by the same processes we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to Contributions welcome!


In order to easier coreboot debugging(really usefull when something goes wrong) you should consider making your computer coreboot-ready before installing coreboot.


Output for production

Serial port

If you have a serial port, you should consider Enabling the Serial Console in:

  • Coreboot
  • The payload(if you use Seabios from coreboot's "make menuconfig" it's already done for you)
  • The bootloader like grub
  • The kernel(like the linux kernel)
  • The init system(systemd, sysvinit etc...)


if you don't have a serial port you could enable the USB debug port in coreboot and grub. However in my GNU/Linux disribution(Parabola, based on arch) they didn't enable it for the linux(-libre) kernel.