(Sorry for the double post, I accidentally hit “Create Topic” before I was finished and deleted the first one.)
Hey all. I am attempting to install Linux Mint on my Librem 14 but am having a lot of trouble. I created a live USB using Etcher from a Mint iso. I know the USB works because I was able to boot into it on my desktop. However when I plug the USB into my L14 and press ESC to access the boot menu, I don’t see an option to boot from the USB. The options I have are:
1. (My hard drive) 2. Payload [coreinfo] t. TPM Configuration
I attempted to change the boot order while running PureOS using the coreboot util found here: https://puri.sm/projects/coreboot/. When I try to change the boot order, though, I get this error in the terminal:
Error reading current firmware; see flashrom log for more info. OK, so I check the log, and see all this:
WARNING: No chipset found. Flash detection will most likely fail. Super I/O ID 0x8528 is not on the list of flash-capable controllers. No board enable found matching coreboot IDs vendor="Purism", model="Librem 14". ======================================================================== You seem to be running flashrom on an unknown laptop. Some internal buses have been disabled for safety reasons. Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we recommend to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller (EC) in these machines often interacts badly with flashing. See the manpage and https://flashrom.org/Laptops for details. If flash is shared with the EC, erase is guaranteed to brick your laptop and write may brick your laptop. Read and probe may irritate your EC and cause fan failure, backlight failure and sudden poweroff. You have been warned. ======================================================================== Unhandled programmer parameters: ich_spi_mode=hwseq Aborting. Error: Programmer initialization failed.
I tried building the firmware update from source, thinking it might be out of date, but even after going through the process successfully and rebooting I get the same error.
I’ve had to restart my laptop a bunch of times throughout this process to access the boot menu, and I noticed that a message flashes on screen for a second right before I’m prompted for the password to decrypt my hard drive. The message reads:
i915 0000:00:02.0: firmware: failed to load i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin (-2)
I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the problems I’m having, but as it’s firmware related I thought I’d include it just in case.
Any advice on how to fix what’s going on would be greatly appreciated, as I’m stuck!