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authorAndreas Widen <>2019-04-09 15:22:29 +0200
committerAndreas Widen <>2019-04-09 15:22:29 +0200
commitdd65ed14e17657fffa1bbf1d2da4301a2208e4c4 (patch)
parent384a9b981dff424de8beb1f847d2acfa14d8b00b (diff)
Added more details for GA-G41M-ES2L blog post.
Signed-off-by: Andreas Widen <>
1 files changed, 37 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/blog/data/2019-04-03-16:59:50-flashing-coreboot-on-gigabyte-ga-g41m-es2l-with-a-ch341a-usb-programmer-tutorial.txt b/blog/data/2019-04-03-16:59:50-flashing-coreboot-on-gigabyte-ga-g41m-es2l-with-a-ch341a-usb-programmer-tutorial.txt
index 758e7e7..58b0a47 100644
--- a/blog/data/2019-04-03-16:59:50-flashing-coreboot-on-gigabyte-ga-g41m-es2l-with-a-ch341a-usb-programmer-tutorial.txt
+++ b/blog/data/2019-04-03-16:59:50-flashing-coreboot-on-gigabyte-ga-g41m-es2l-with-a-ch341a-usb-programmer-tutorial.txt
@@ -18,9 +18,6 @@ Things you need:
> * ch341a USB programmer
> * Pomona 5250 SOIC-8 clip
> * 6 x 10 cm female - female jumper wires
-> * D-Link DGE-528T PCI network card (Optional but recommended. Most
-PCI/PCIE cards should be fine and work without proprietary kernel
Files needed:
@@ -266,11 +263,44 @@ Flash coreboot using ch341a USB programmer:
sudo flashrom -p ch341a_spi -w coreboot.rom -V
-## Change Network card (optional)
+## Additional parts needed
+To build a desktop/server the following additional parts are needed:
+Desktop case
+Power supply
+CPU Fan
+Network card
+Here's the parts I used to build a server:
+Desktop case: Fractal Design Define R6 Gunmetal
+Power supply: Corsair RM750X 750W v2
+CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2,83 GHz 12M
+CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev.2
+Memory: Corsair 2 x 2 GB DDR2 800 (PC2-6400) Memory
+Network card: D-Link DGE-528T PCI (RTL8169 kernel driver)
+PCI Express to USB 3.0 4-Port PCI Express Expansion Card Adapter Hub VIA 5Gbps
+PCI Express SATA 3 Controller Card, 2 Port PCIe SATA III 6GB/s Internal Ada L80
+Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD harddrive
+The parts were carefully choosen so that the server would be as close to
+completely silent as possible and be able to run 100% free/libre
+For a list of compatible CPU's (socket LGA 775), see:<br>
The onboard network card doesn't work by default and I recommend getting
-a PCI or PCIE network card. I'm using a PCI network card (D-Link
-DGE-528T) and that card works just fine without any proprietary drivers.
+a PCI or PCI Express network card. I'm using a PCI network card (D-Link
+DGE-528T) which works with default Debian GNU/Linux kernel without
+proprietary drivers. It's using the RTL8169 driver for it.
Congratulations! We're done. Now you can install a libre distro such as
[Debian GNU/Linux]( I recommend setting up
@@ -284,4 +314,4 @@ Congratulations! We're done. Now you can install a libre distro such as