Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:16:29 +0100
docs/index.html: improve instructions for finding version info
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/>
+ 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).
+ 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.
For git, it's easy. Just check the git log.
@@ -180,7 +190,8 @@
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>.