Core Boot
by Halfskull - December 13, 2020 at 05:47 AM
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Anyone using coreboot right now? would be curious to hear someone elses perspective on it. Completely open source boot firmware. Wish I could get a laptop with  this by default. Seems to work fine for me right now but time will tell.
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The idea is definitely awesome. I'd love to have open source FW on all my devices.
That being said, my experience w/ coreboot wasn't really a satisfying one.
Specifically, it had some weird issues with detecting my RAM. First it only detected one of the two sticks.
And when I finally found a fix, I noticed that my (low voltage) RAM wasn't recognized at the correct speed.
Upon searching the net I found that this was a known issue with lv-RAM for which there wasn't a fix at the time.
Well, since I had paid good money for the extra boost in speed, I then settled for a modded version of the original BIOS (to at least be able to switch off Intel ME).
That was about a year ago. Haven't tried anything w/ coreboot ever since.
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