The beginnings of coreboot and TianoCore

In order to create a UEFI payload for coreboot, I’ve started a coreboot platform as part of the TianoCore EDK II. The sources for the platform can be obtained here. Note that the CorebootPkg directory must be placed in the TianoCore $WORKSPACE directory. To build the package on FreeBSD, a GNU toolchain from vendor sources […]

TianoCore and the Python-based Build Process, Part 2

So here’s the "sequel" to Part One. This time I’m trying to actually build a Firmware Volume with the Python-based tools. Prerequisites for The core of the tools is, a Python script which invokes the tools in order to build a Firmware Volume (FV). On FreeBSD, cannot be run until the following […]

TianoCore and the Python-based Build Process

Now that I can use coreboot and libpayload on FreeBSD, it’s time to try the new Python-based build process for the TianoCore EDK II on FreeBSD. Prerequisites are: A copy of the EDK II sources, available at The sources of the Python tools which can be obtained from The misc/e2fs-libuuid port. GNU Make, […]

Hacking coreboot and libpayload

After some quiet time, I picked up a project I started a while ago: Hacking coreboot and libpayload on FreeBSD. Building coreboot On FreeBSD, building coreboot requires a toolchain built from the GNU sources. If the stock toolchain is used, the build process dies with this error: CC build/stage0.init /usr/home/phs/sandbox/coreboot-v3/build/arch/x86/stage0_i586.o(.text+0xf): In function `_stage0′: : relocation […]