Libreboot X200 and FreeBSD

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at
Sun Mar 29 13:01:32 UTC 2015

> On 28 Mar 2015, at 15:57, Piotr Kubaj <pkubaj at> wrote:
> It's a modified Thinkpad X200, so it uses the same chipset, i.e. GM45.

Hi Piotr,
Unfortunately its not possible to boot freebsd with the libreboot images due to libreboot not have a binary blob vga bios & seabios payload.
You should be able to run freebsd without issue using coreboot however (libreboot is a consumer of coreboot which produces images without any close components).
I've managed to reflash a stock x60s with coreboot & run net/free & dragonflybsd on there.
I don't believer the laptops are modified physically in anyway & just have their bios reflashed, might be worth asking them if you can get a laptop with coreboot+vgabios+seabios.
Alternatively, just get a thinkpad x200 & diy.
You may have to resort to using linux for the initial flash.
If it goes wrong & provided you made backup images before starting, you can recover without issue using a raspberry pi or a beaglebone black as your reprogrammer & the flashrom utility.
Dmesg of the x60s running coreboot is on the wiki & freebsd-acpi@


Sevan / Venture37

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