Standard Coreboot vs Pureboot breakdown (for a newbie)

I’m trying to update the coreboot.
I’m at the step where I need to choose standard vs Pureboot beta.

I no nothing of the 2. Which do I choose & why?


Please read about PureBoot here:

If you do not have a Librem Key, choose just coreboot (option 1).

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Thanks. 2 more newbie q…

Where is the coreboot-heads rom file after the update to copy to the USB?

I imagine the last step to the update is the flash the room using the .ROM file?

I do not understand, how are you updating? Via script from ?

I’m updating via the script.
The last step says:

"Injecting serial number into firmware image

You may now copy the coreboot update file to USB for updating via Heads."

Trouble is i don’t know where the .rom is to copy to the USB?

Found it. its in user/updates/firmware

Wait, so you are already running PureBoot firmware, not a plain coreboot?

Yes, running Pureboot on the most recent 13" Librem.

This was a critical piece of information that we needed. :slight_smile:

Yes, now copy the resulting .ROM file to a USB drive, and reboot your computer. Then follow to update.

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Just curious, is it possible to order a Librem Key when preparing to flash the L5?

Sure, but the Librem Key is only suggested for PureBoot and its variants. The Librem 5 does not use PureBoot.


The Librem 5 doesn’t use Coreboot either.

Bottom line is that the Librem 5 does not (yet?) offer the integrity functionality that Pureboot + Librem Key offers and if and when that is offered for the Librem 5 we don’t know what technology it will use.

You can get a small part of the functionality of the Librem Key through use of an OpenPGP card in your Librem 5.