[coreboot] Original bios as payload
Ivan Barrera A.
info at Ivn.cl
Wed Jul 29 15:57:36 CEST 2009
Cristi Magherusan escribió:
> On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 09:36 -0400, Ivan Barrera A. wrote:
>> Hi !
>> My previous attemps to put coreboot on my laptop (Asus G1, with
>> vgarom on bios) have failed.
>> I want to keep trying to get something to work but it is a real pain
>> in the behind to keep taking out the flash chip and reprogramming it. I
>> think it could be easier to have coreboot booting the original bios ,
>> and run any other payload on some key press (or something like that).
> This would be pointless, you must have coreboot really work to achieve
> it. And if coreboot works, why bother to get your proprietary BIOS
Main reason :
I think coreboot is doing something. But i dont think the vgarom is
being loaded (or working).
So, to try differents things (changes in code, changes in rom, etc) and
not to open up the laptop every time i think i got it, it would be ideal
to boot to the original bios and reflash.
The other option would be putting inside 2 flash chips, and an
external switch to enable one or the other. Im not sure if this is
possible using not so many wires...
>> That way, i could keep flashing new code to try, and in case it doesnt
>> work just boot the orig. bios and reflash. (this is asuming coreboot
>> gets to run)
>> Is it possible ? Or, do you have any other sugestions to keep trying ?
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