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So it turns out you can put custom boot images on Lenovo laptops

@BadAtNames It's a little different for each laptop. Here's a good tutorial: ittutorials.net/computer-repai

Your bios update program will probably have a file like "Logo.txt" that describes the details for your laptop. For example, for mine, I had to name the file logo1.whatever, and only the Gif version of the image worked right

@endomain It's a little different for each laptop. Here's a good tutorial: ittutorials.net/computer-repai

Your bios update program will probably have a file like "Logo.txt" that describes the details for your laptop. For example, for mine, I had to name the file logo1.whatever, and only the Gif version of the image worked right

@Zuph that is rad, and I have a T430s too! Going to have to get on this

@Zuph Will I be able to fight the urge? (probably not...)

@eleos It's a little different for each laptop. Here's a good tutorial: ittutorials.net/computer-repai

Your bios update program will probably have a file like "Logo.txt" that describes the details for your laptop. For example, for mine, I had to name the file logo1.whatever, and only the Gif version of the image worked right

@Zuph uuh windows tutorial, dammit ;-;

But thanks anyway I'm sure there is a way to do this with linux somewhere.

@eleos @Zuph yes, you can use #coreboot for that purpose. It also liberates your #firmware.

@Zuph Is there a tutorial for that around? Can you provide a link? ö.ö

@SebiPanther It's a little different for each laptop. Here's a good tutorial: ittutorials.net/computer-repai

Your bios update program will probably have a file like "Logo.txt" that describes the details for your laptop. For example, for mine, I had to name the file logo1.whatever, and only the Gif version of the image worked right

@Zuph omg, what is this sorcery!? this is brilliant! thank you for finding this! 😁

@Zuph
Should be possible on most UEFI systems with ESRT support

@Zuph You can also run #coreboot with #SeaBIOS and libgfxinit for a high-resolution #framebuffer, and then use a 32bit png image with my patches. Or render a demo if you hack a bit on the code. :)

@CyReVolt @Zuph i would like #coreboot too but not the tools to unscrew all my laptop naked to flash the bios. Is it the only way? #t430s

@feynman
@CyReVolt
Try contacting your local hacker space, they likely have all the required tools.

@fireglow @feynman Yes, flashing externally is the recommended way. It is said that flashing internally may cause issues with the EC (embedded controller). The equipment is available at quite low prices when using a slower SPI programmer like the CH341A. I have been using that one for about a year now and flashed quite a number of devices (more than 20).

@CyReVolt @fireglow Let's say I like to live on the edge how can I flash externally with a thumb drive or something?

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