On May 1, 2020 7:07:24 AM UTC, Anil <anile...@gmail.com
>> Kgpe-d16 is supported under heads, is blobless and supported by
>coreboot 4.11 and heads under coreboot 4.8.1 as of right now with plans
>Can you give an approximate price (right now no one is shipping, so
>they are not showing the price either)? Any particular processor that
>is more suitable? The Asus page says it works with Opteron 6000 series
>processors. Also the price of the processor.
Nope I can't. You would have to search around for parts following this doc, do some soldering to adapt spi chip, buy it, reprogram it with firmware built from source, buy compatible RAM and fastest CPU, case, power supply and ssd. Information is scattered around. When I said adventurous, I meant adventurous.
Port and upstreamed doc
Build instructions are valid:
Status report on heads. No TPM support as of now. But rom can be remotely attested by libremkey if really really adventurous without a TPM. Less secure since no internal root of trust. TPM is desired.
It needs adventurous developers or funding to get mainstreamed. Since the board got dropped by coreboot, I lost a bit of interest pushing for that last blob free platform in this lonely path. There is developers ready to do the needed work to bring it back. But funders refused the grant application. Skilled developers are willing to do required work to bring it back but I hesitate to completely self fund the whole project right now since priorities changed, but would be willing for joint partnership.
Anyone interested in bringing back that beast to life contact me at insurgo at riseup dot net. This is last RYF x86 platform ever for sure.
You can try to get to those people selling it through d16 tag here, already assembled https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/systems
It.would require of you to buy a CH341a reprogrammer and clip to flash built head, and flash built BMC internally from heads as documented on github per status report.
But that wont come with TPM support nor heads added security, but it will all be open source.
>> Using it as a server personally. With a qubesos supported video card
>and jumper set to deactivate onboard integrated graphic (which offers
>really poor graphics) that could be an awesome project, but
>Someone wrote that Qubes OS is meant to be used as a laptop/desktop
>OS. How much effort is required to set it up as a server? As I
>understand, the compartmentalization provided by Qubes OS can be
>useful in some contexts.
Absolutely. With openbmc and command line as if you were behind Dom0 remotely, this is a beast.
With qubes-network-server, you can offer DMZ servers from appvms.
>Or even just as a desktop, will the setup be nearly as secure as
TPM support lacking under coreboot 4.8.1, present under 4.11. Would love to see that beast fully supported and would even sell it myself under insurgo umbrella. But I wont do it all alone this time. Partners welcome.
As you can see, this is not easy task. But if there is will there is hope.