[coreboot] [ltp] Re: [Thinkpad] Free T60

Idwer Vollering linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 8 Jul 2012 03:07:37 +0200

2012/7/2 Sven Schnelle <svens@stackframe.org>:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006@gmx.net> writes:
>> [adding coreboot mailing list to CC]
>> Am 29.06.2012 16:49 schrieb Stefan Monnier:
>>>> You do know that all Thinkpad T60/X60 can replace the BIOS with coreboot?
>>> No, I didn't, that would be wonderful news.
>>> I see a few mentions of T60 support when googling for it, but nothing
>>> sufficiently clear to make me confident I would know how to flash it and
>>> I'd be able to assess whether I'm flashing the right firmware.
>> Admittedly the information about coreboot on a T60/X60 is spread around
>> quite a bit:
>> http://www.coreboot.org/Thinkpad_X60s has some status info
>> http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2012-January/067959.html has
>> some info on how to replace the BIOS on that machine with coreboot, but
>> read the WHOLE thread because the linked mail had a few typos in the
>> description.
>>> Any pointers to information about it would be very welcome (e.g. which
>>> T60 are "supported" or at least expected to work?
>> AFAIK all T60/X60 variants work with coreboot. Sven Schnelle knows more,
>> he is the one who ported coreboot to those thinkpads.
> I have the following thinkpad models running on coreboot:
> Thinkpad X60s (Model 1702-24U)
> Thinkpad X60  (actually only the Mainboard without case/display for
>                debugging: Model 1703)
> Thinkpad T60p (Model 2007-CTO)
> There are also a few other users with a X60/T60, but i don't know exact
> details about the model type they use. I think i've also seen Model
> 1708/1709 X60's running coreboot.

I have a X60 (1707-CTO / 1707YAU) that won't boot Linux (it segfaults
while booting either a 32- or 64-bit kernel/distribution) at all, with
ACPI enabled.

Starting the Windows 7 installer or booting FreeBSD/FreeBSD's
installer doesn't cause any trouble.
Booting Linux with acpi=off would be a workaround; unfortunately I
don't have an Ultrabase X6 so resolving the problem is somewhat
difficult at the moment.

> Sven.
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