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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#95 closed enhancement (invalid)

Run coreboot in VirtualBox

Reported by: uwe Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: misc Keywords:
Cc: Dependencies:
Patch Status: there is no patch

Description

It would be nice if we could test coreboot images in VirtualBox?, see http://virtualbox.org/.

VirtualBox? does not (yet) provide a simple mechanism to use a different BIOS in their emulated machines (something like "-L" in qemu). Instead the BIOS image (a custom bochs BIOS + LGPL'g VGABIOS) is converted to C code (an array of bytes, or the like) and merged into the VirtualBox? executable.

The relevant files are

 src/VBox/Devices/PC/DevPcBios.cpp
 bldprogs/bin2c.c

if someone want to hack VirtualBox? to easily support using coreboot images instead of their usual BIOS.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by stepan

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by stepan

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

No progress in 11 months. closing for now

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by uwe

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Reopen this issue, no progress so far doesn't mean there won't be any in the future. This is nice target for aspiring developers IMHO.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by stepan

On the other hand, issue that nobody is working on and that seem to be of too little importance that anyone feels obligated to get the ticket assigned create nothing but white noise in the tracker and make it harder for people who plan to work on _real_ issues by using the tracker.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by stepan

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Another year of no effort on this one. It simply doesn't seem to be an "issue", so it shouldn't be in the "issue tracker". Maybe this idea would be better suited for the "Ideas" page in the wiki? http://www.coreboot.org/Ideas

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by Intika

this idea look nice :) i ll have a look in it when i have time... seems to be easy to implement https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1929

comment:7 Changed 9 months ago by Intika

you should reopen the issue

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