[Dev] Chromebook C201 eMMC

Lee Strobel leestrobel at disroot.org
Tue Jan 29 23:33:50 GMT 2019


I haven't heard of 'Paper' before. How is it different to Libreboot? Is
there a detailed description anywhere of what it is/does?

Lee


On Tue, 2019-01-29 at 16:07 +0100, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:11:00 +0100
> dfstorm <dfstorm at riseup.net> wrote:
> 
> > 3- Flash the BIOS for something that allow what you want
> > (personally
> > I use the one from johnlewis [https://johnlewis.ie/] )
> As I understand both Libreboot[1] and Paper[2] should support the
> C201.
> They both:
> - should allow the user to more easily install what they whish, by
>   deactivating some the security features.
> - should be FSDG compliant.
> 
> Paper should also have more support for ARM devices than Libreboot,
> but
> last time I checked, x86 support was not yet completed. There is some
> work in progress in a branch though.
> 
> I planned to continue that work by adding x86 qemu support, then
> adding the i945 Thinkpads, and then the GM45 Thinkpads after working
> to
> add support for generating the flash descriptor in Coreboot, but I
> didn't find the time to work on any of that yet.
> 
> > 2- Disable "memory lock" (most of the chromebook partitions are
> > "read 
> > only")
> I've no idea what this is. Once the boot software is reflashed, what
> is
> the installation procedure?
> 
> Do you need to flash the distribution kernel as well? Or can it boot
> directly from an installer and/or the eMMC?
> 
> If so, how do you handle kernel updates? and do you choose between
> multiple kernels?
> 
> References:
> -----------
> [1]https://libreboot.org/docs/hardware/c201.html
> [2]http://git.code.paulk.fr/gitweb/?p=paper.git;a=summary
> 
> Denis.



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