Intel processors with Braswell
cores are very new (Dec 2015) and only available in a very small number ChromeOS devices. Braswell seems to be positioned as the replacement for Bay Trail, so this will likely change in 2016. |+|
Intel processors with Braswell are new and available in a ChromeOS devices. Braswell positioned as the replacement for , so 2016.
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Factory firmware support for
coreboot and SeaBIOS is uncertain but considered unlikely. Custom firmware is not presently available . |+|
Factory firmware support for SeaBIOS is but firmware is available for Braswell see [].
|−|SeaBIOS support on Braswell may be possible, but there is no video BIOS, so SeaBIOS would not be able to initialize the GPU. GPU initialization on Braswell is handled by a UEFI GOP, and for that reason, Braswell support will likely be impossible until UEFI custom firmware becomes available and GalliumOS adds UEFI support. For more information about GalliumOS's plans for UEFI support, see [[ Support/UEFI]] . | |
|−|At the moment, your best option for running Linux on a Braswell ChromeOS device is probably Crouton. | |
Revision as of 21:47, 6 August 2016
Intel processors with Braswell SoC's are new and available in a handful of ChromeOS devices. Braswell is positioned as the replacement for BayTrail, so more devices are forthcoming throughout 2016.
Factory firmware support for booting legacy OSes via SeaBIOS is nonexistent, but custom firmware is available for most (all?) Braswell models -- see Firmware.