[coreboot] About the status of "Getting Started : QEMU"
kraxel at redhat.com
Fri Jun 7 08:08:09 CEST 2013
On 06/07/13 03:11, Svetoslav Trochev wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I was looking at the wiki's Getting Started | QEMU section  and I
> noticed that all examples are outdated: coreboot V2 or V3. I
> understand that for most coreboot developers QEMU will provide no
> benefits, but for me it seem a good idea to practice building coreboot
> for QEMU in order to gain better understanding about coreboot before I
> start working with hardware. So my question is: Why listed examples
> are out of date? Is it because there is no much of benefit to play
> with QEMU/coreboot, or just because there is no human resources to
> maintain up to date version of the tutorial and ready-build images?
It's pretty simple with v4 + recent qemu:
(1) "make config"
- pick CONFIG_BOARD_EMULATION_QEMU_X86
- pick the payload you want play with
- tweak any config options as you like,
if in doubt simply stick to the defaults.
(3) "qemu -bios /path/to/coreboot/build/coreboot.rom $other $args".
 As in "newer than 0.12" which is several years old by now.
No special care for vgabios needed any more.
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