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Boot Managers / hello i am new user of this web
« Last post by nanelsiko on February 15, 2019, 23:59:09 PM »
hello. can i help you?
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Boot Managers / Re: directions on how to build rom
« Last post by Golffies on February 15, 2019, 22:42:49 PM »

The RHCF used to be a first class resource with regard to BIOS modding and flashing, providing lot of advices and BIOS customization tools to be downloaded. Sadly, the forum does not exist any more. Its knowledge is gone, but some of the tools are still available at the domain <lejabeach.com>, which the forum used to make its main binaries repository. For instance:

http://www.lejabeach.com/CBROM.html
http://www.lejabeach.com/Modbin6.html


Thanks to Google, it is possible to retrieve a few more direct downloads whose hyperlinks vanished:

https://www.lejabeach.com/sisubb/Practical_BIOS_Editing.pdf
https://www.lejabeach.com/sisubb/modbin62.04.03.zip
https://www.lejabeach.com/sisubb/cbrom32_198.zip
https://www.lejabeach.com/sisubb/awdbedit-1.02.zip

There might be other file of interest. Unfortunately, the folder is setup for not displaying its content: either you know (or guess) the full URL, either you stay out.

Hope this may help you to push Plop into the BIOS of your machine.


I've followed these instructions:
http://www.rebelshavenforum.com/sis-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=52;t=000063
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Good day, Elmar! I've just tested your Plop Boot Manager 5.0.15 as a part of coreboot+SeaBIOS opensource BIOS
by adding your plpbt.img floppy to my fresh coreboot.rom build with the following command:
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./coreboot/build/cbfstool ./coreboot/build/coreboot.rom add -f ~/Downloads/plpbt.img -n floppyimg/plpbt.lzma -t raw -c lzma
I am happy to tell you that Plop Boot Manager seems to be working great - at least successfully boots Linux from USB flash drive! :)

However, I am really concerned by that Plop Boot Manager source code is not open:
it could be hard to justify keeping a closed source proprietary software as a part of opensource BIOS
for security considerations: theoretically any closed source software could contain the backdoors,
and having it as a part of BIOS is a permanent security risk that I would like to avoid if possible.

Elmar, please could you release the source code of Plop Boot Manager?

Also I've just learned that you are going to release a new Boot Manager soon.
Don't know if it would be open source, but it would be really nice if you could
at least liberate the source code of plpbt-5.0.15 which came out almost 6 years ago

P.S. if you became curious about this opensource bios, please visit the coreboot board status page, to check
if your motherboard is supported , or maybe you could get one? personally I am using AMD Lenovo G505S laptop :
it has a powerful quadcore A10-5750M CPU without AMD PSP hardware backdoor (an equivalent of Intel ME backdoor),
supports 16GB of RAM and could be found in good condition for just $100-$150. Great choice for security conscious people

Best regards,
Mike Banon,
opensource firmware enthusiast
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Boot Managers / Plop Boot Manager in Haiku OS
« Last post by Gerald on November 08, 2018, 01:58:04 AM »
Could you take a look at Haiku OS by adding Plop Boot Manager support to this new OS?
https://www.haiku-os.org/
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Boot Managers / Re: Plop Boot Manager on ReactOS
« Last post by Gerald on November 08, 2018, 01:56:24 AM »
What are Plop MBR specifications?
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Boot Managers / Re: Plop Boot Manager on ReactOS
« Last post by Gerald on November 08, 2018, 01:50:21 AM »
What technical tips or specifications could you give me in order to Plop MBR be recognized by FreeLoader (add Plop MBR support in ReactOS bootloader to natively use an installed Plop)?
https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-14868

Or would you like to submit FreeLoader patches to ReactOS Github?
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Plop Linux / Re: Copy2Ram broken on 4.3.5
« Last post by Elmar on September 20, 2018, 10:35:56 AM »
Great. I make a minor release for the Live Version.
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Plop Linux / Re: Copy2Ram broken on 4.3.5
« Last post by The_Raven on September 20, 2018, 10:08:04 AM »
Now it works!
Required: 482432kb  8)
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Plop Linux / Re: Copy2Ram broken on 4.3.5
« Last post by Elmar on September 20, 2018, 08:22:02 AM »
Yes, 64 bit.

Use this for 32 bit https://download.plop.at/tmp/initramfs32.gz

You have to rename the file to initramfs.gz.
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Plop Linux / Re: Copy2Ram broken on 4.3.5
« Last post by The_Raven on September 20, 2018, 08:12:22 AM »
Kernel-Dump ::)
I have i486 kernel, initramfs is 64bit right?
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