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Toolchain Scripts

Zerocat “Coreboot Machines v0.9.2” is out!

Check CHANGES to see what is new.

The toolchain scripts come with a nice banner and improved screen output. The setup of required external projects is supported in a more flexible way with bash setup-toolbox.sh --usage:

Example invocation of “setup-toolbox.sh --usage”

Example invocation of “setup-toolbox.sh --usage”

The toolchain still relies on Coreboot 4.8.1 in conjunction with GRUB 2.02 as the primary payload.

Coreboot versions 4.9 and 4.9-900 have been tested, but they fail to control integrated bluetooth adapters in conjunction with the NVRAM Option Table and the NVRAMCUI payload.

Payload “Coreinfo” doesn't run on T60 machines, same as GRUB’s halt command. Please use gen-payload-grub.sh with options --grub-nocoreinfo and --grub-nopoweroff to take this into account.

The X230, T430 and T430s have no working sound card upon boot, thus GRUB Console is muted. Therefore, Zerocat’s Morse Code Dialogues do not make sense and script gen-payload-grub.sh should be invoked with option --grub-nomorse. (However, audio is back once you log in into your GNU/Linux-libre Operating System.)

Project’s Resources

Sleeve How-to

This version comes with a Sleeve How-to to show how you might sew a typical Zerocat Sleeve once you have successfully flashed your laptop:

Zerocat Sleeves

Zerocat Sleeves