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mathman48 02-03-2012 10:35 PM

Coreboot for Gateway ewssential 550
I want to know if coreboot is an better opensource alternative to the BIOS on a Gateway Essential 550 with 320 MB of RAM. It is currently running Lubuntu oneiric. Any better alternatives if possible?

jefro 02-04-2012 04:46 PM

Any reason you want to attempt such a thing?

This even assumes you have an electrically erasable chip.

It would be a gamble in any case. If it did work you might gain some features but you might loose some too. Unless this computer can be thrown away I doubt you should attempt it. The idea of open bios has been out there for decades. Not really popular.

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