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commit 6f6d0068196405b505bbde5dc0ab8645856d7f52
parent ea7b16b210b5add04f28a583ed6b7758ce80a3b4
Author: Francis Rowe <>
Date:   Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:14:18 +0100

docs/install/index.html#rom: Simplify it

It is currently difficult to maintain, but not only that, the
information is useless and confusing.

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1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/install/index.html b/docs/install/index.html @@ -55,28 +55,14 @@ <h1 id="rom">List of ROM images in libreboot</h1> <p> - Libreboot supports the following (refer to the <a href="../release.html">release</a> page): + Libreboot distributes pre-compiled ROM images, built from the libreboot source code. + These images are provided for user convenience, so that they don't have + to build anything from source on their own. </p> - <ul> - <li>Apple MacBook1,1 and MacBook2,1: download <b>libreboot_macbook21.tar.xz</b></li> - <li>ASUS KFSN4-DRE: download <b>libreboot_kfsn4-dre.tar.xz</b> (see <a href="../hcl/kfsn4-dre.html">../hcl/kfsn4-dre.html</a>)</li> - <li>ThinkPad X60, X60s and X60 Tablet: download <b>libreboot_x60.tar.xz</b></li> - <li>ThinkPad T60: download <b>libreboot_t60.tar.xz</b> (see <a href="../hcl/index.html#supported_t60_list">../hcl/index.html#supported_t60_list</a>)</li> - <li>ThinkPad X200: download <b>libreboot_x200_8mb.tar.xz</b> (8MiB flash chip) or <b>libreboot_x200_4mb.tar.xz</b> (4MiB flash chip) (see <a href="../hcl/x200.html">../hcl/x200.html</a>)</li> - <li>ThinkPad R400: download <b>libreboot_r400_8mb.tar.xz</b> (8MiB flash chip) or <b>libreboot_r400_4mb.tar.xz</b> (4MiB flash chip) (see <a href="../hcl/r400.html">../hcl/r400.html</a>)</li> - <li>ThinkPad T400: download <b>libreboot_t400_8mb.tar.xz</b> (8MiB flash chip) or <b>libreboot_t400_4mb.tar.xz</b> (4MiB flash chip) (see <a href="../hcl/t400.html">../hcl/t400.html</a>)</li> - <li>ThinkPad T500: download <b>libreboot_t500_8mb.tar.xz</b> (8MiB flash chip) or <b>libreboot_t500_4mb.tar.xz</b> (4MiB flash chip) (see <a href="../hcl/t500.html">../hcl/t500.html</a>)</li> - </ul> <p> - <b> - The <i>libreboot_</i> text at the beginning of the filename - for each archive will actually have <i>VERSION_</i> appended. - </b> - </p> - - <p> - The ROM images in each archive use the following naming convention: <b>boardname_keymap_mode.rom</b> + The ROM images in each archive use the following at the end of the file name, + if they are built with the GRUB payload: <b>_<i>keymap</i>_<i>mode</i>.rom</b> </p> <p> Available <i>modes</i>: <b>vesafb</b> or <b>txtmode</b>. The <i>vesafb</i> ROM images are recommended, in most cases; @@ -84,7 +70,12 @@ by coreboot native graphics initialization. </p> <p> - Keymaps are named appropriate/y according to each keyboard layout + <i>keymap</i> can be one of several keymaps that keyboard supports (there are quite a few), + which affects the keyboard layout configuration that is used in GRUB. It doesn't matter + which ROM image you choose here, as far as the keymap in GNU/Linux is concerned. + </p> + <p> + Keymaps are named appropriately according to each keyboard layout support in GRUB. To learn how these keymaps are created, see <a href="../grub/index.html#grub_keyboard">../grub/index.html#grub_keyboard</a> </p> @@ -94,12 +85,9 @@ <p> Libreboot comes with ROM images built for QEMU, by default: </p> - <ul> - <li><b>libreboot_qemu_q35_ich9.tar.xz</b></li> - <li><b>libreboot_qemu_i440fx_piix4.tar.xz</b></li> - </ul> + <p> - Examples of how to use libreboot in QEMU: + Examples of how to use libreboot ROM images in QEMU: </p> <ul> <li>$ <b>qemu-system-i386 -M q35 -m 512 -bios qemu_q35_ich9_keymap_mode.rom</b></li> @@ -112,11 +100,6 @@ <p> Other arguments are available for QEMU. The manual will contain more information. </p> - - <p> - On GM45 hardware (with libreboot), make sure that the <i>kvm</i> and <i>kvm_intel</i> kernel modules - are not loaded, when using QEMU. - </p> <p> <a href="#pagetop">Back to top of page.</a>