If you're using libreboot from git, note that only CrOS devices build at the moment. We merged a newly rewritten build system recently, and we've yet to complete re-integration of older boards into Libreboot. Use Libreboot 20160907 for the time being, unless you're involved in libreboot development
Initial flashing instructions for KGPE-D16.
This guide is for those who want libreboot on their ASUS KGPE-D16 motherboard, while they still have the proprietary ASUS BIOS present. This guide can also be followed (adapted) if you brick you board, to know how to recover.
Memory initialization is still problematic, for some modules. We recommend avoiding Kingston modules.
For more general information about this board, refer to ../hcl/kgpe-d16.html.
TODO: show photos here, and other info.
If you don't want to install libreboot yourself, companies exist that sell these boards with libreboot pre-installed, along with a free GNU+Linux distribution.
Check the suppliers page for more information.
Refer to bbb_setup.html for a guide on how to set up an external SPI programmer.
The flash chip is in a PDIP 8 socket (SPI flash chip) on the motherboard, which you take out and then re-flash with libreboot, using the programmer. DO NOT remove the chip with your hands. Use a chip extractor tool.
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