|Subject:||Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Trying to build a 100% free desktop computer / home server to the BIOS level; help needed|
|Date:||Tue, 28 May 2013 15:22:38 -0500|
On May 28, 2013 10:53 AM, "Harry Prevor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>[...] I'm basically trying to build the most powerful
> personal computer possible (within reason) that's compatible with 100%
> free software.
Bless you, you've started work on a project that I envisioned indepentently this weekend. :)
I had recently reviewed the list of motherboards supported by Coreboot and I was happy to see that there are many items in the list. I am sorry to hear that few of them are recent devices--I hadn't realized that.
Is it possible that some newer generations of older motherboards are supported but untested?
In my case, I will be using the machine I build as a headless server, so fortunately I won't have to worry (as much?) about GPU issues.
I intend to use OpenFirmware as well. (OFW is used on the OLPC XO-1; I have one of those.) I hear that I can boot OFW as a coreboot payload.
Anyone: what is a good location (like a wiki) to post the results of my research? I don't move fast enough to use reddit. I expect that it will be Fall in the northern hemisphere before I have selected my hardware and started installing a free BIOS on it. (This is a leisure project.)
Thanks, cheers, and keep it up!
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