I'm a hobbyist coreboot
(open source BIOS/EFI replacement) developer and I'm looking for the next big project to tackle. Reading through this forum gave me the impression that people are unhappy with the current X100e BIOS, and I might be able to create a coreboot+SeaBIOS image for the X100e which will work like the current BIOS, but without the restrictions and the bugs.
Before I buy a X100e and start developing, I'd like to know if the project is feasible with the tools I have in my private lab. For this, I need mainboard pictures and the output of a few commands under Linux.
Does anyone have high-resolution pictures of both sides of the mainboard in the X100e? The screenaid pictures
are too small to be useful. I'm especially interested in the region around the ITE IT8502 chip and the region around the southbridge (SB700?).
The following commands under Linux (as root
) will give me most of the info I need about the hardware:
If superiotool is not installed and/or too old (older than r5727), it is advisable to compile a recent superiotool (needs ca. 3-6 seconds, and you may have to install pciutils-devel or pciutils-dev if compilation fails):
svn co svn://coreboot.org/coreboot/trunk/util/superiotool