I have an old asus laptop, that I use for distrohopping and silly shennanigans
System: Kernel: 5.10.16-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 Distro: EndeavourOS
Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X555DG v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X555DG v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: X555DG.605 date: 04/18/2019
I want to try to replace the original bios for one that is better fit for linux; I found these two references, on wikipedia thou. They are projects, but that’s about it.
coreboot, formerly known as LinuxBIOS, is a software project aimed at replacing proprietary firmware (BIOS or UEFI) found in most computers with a lightweight firmware designed to perform only the minimum number of tasks necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
Since coreboot initializes the bare hardware, it must be ported to every chipset and motherboard that it supports. As a result, coreboot is available only for a limited number of hardware platforms and mothe...
Libreboot (briefly known as GNU Libreboot) is a free software project based on coreboot, aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware contained by most computers. Libreboot is a lightweight system designed to perform only the minimum number of tasks necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
Libreboot is established as a distribution of coreboot, but with proprietary binary blobs removed from coreboot. Libreboot makes coreboot easy to use by automating the build ...
Is someone out there using a bios made for linux?
I bought a
Protectli mini PC from their website because it offered the option to pre-flash coreboot on it unlike the ones sold through Amazon. Honestly I can’t comment much on coreboot though because it’s currently acting as my router and I rarely reboot it.
Flashing the BIOS can be risky.
Have you confirmed if your old Asus laptop even supports an alternative BIOS?
Coreboot/Libreboot hardware support is pretty thin, And looking at the hardware compatibility list your Laptop isn’t supported by either:
Also some features don’t work with Coreboot/Libreboot either.