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commit 383894382968ce611e08802ac95aeddb729de8fa
parent a2a7f8a27debeaad430c9e198f1f1a80e733c3e9
Author: Francis Rowe <>
Date:   Tue,  9 Jun 2015 23:16:29 +0100

docs/index.html: improve instructions for finding version info

docs/index.html | 13++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/index.html b/docs/index.html @@ -164,11 +164,21 @@ (or you have any <b>upstream</b> stable release of libreboot after 20150518), then you can press C at the GRUB console, and use this command to find out what version of libreboot you have:<br/> <b>cat (cbfsdisk)/lbversion</b><br/> + This will also work on non-release images, built from the git repository. A file named <i>version</i> will also be included in the archives that you downloaded (if you are using release archives). </p> <p> + If it exists, you can also extract this <i>lbversion</i> file by using the <i>cbfstool</i> utility + which libreboot includes, from a ROM image that you either dumped or haven't flashed yet. + In GNU/Linux, run cbfstool on your ROM image (<i>libreboot.rom</i>, in this example):<br/> + $ <b>./cbfstool libreboot.rom extract -n lbversion -f lbversion</b><br/> + You will now have a file, named <i>lbversion</i>, which you can read in whatever programme + it is that you use for reading/writing text files. + </p> + + <p> For git, it's easy. Just check the git log. </p> @@ -180,7 +190,8 @@ <b>lscoreboot</b><br/> You may find a date in here, detailing when that ROM image was built. For pre-built images distributed by the libreboot project, this is a rough approximation of what version you have, because the version - numbers are dated, and the release archives are typically built on the same day as the release. + numbers are dated, and the release archives are typically built on the same day as the release; you can + correlate that with the release information in <a href="release.html">release.html</a>. </p> <p>