Libreboot X200 and FreeBSD

Piotr Kubaj pkubaj at
Sun Mar 29 18:29:24 UTC 2015

On 03/29/2015 15:01, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
>> 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@
> Regards
> Sevan / Venture37
So, based on this information, are you able and willing to rewrite
necessary code to make it work with Libreboot?

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