I thought I would ask if anyone has done this recently? I notice a web page from Chuck Nemeth on this, where he spent every evening for a week working on the details to do this successfully.
I have duckduckgo ed the subject. Problem with that being search engine can lead to old links, which have most clicks.
I wanted to dialogue with someone who has done this same project recently.
I started on Discourse - Qubes. and Moderator suggested, while interesting, it was not really about Qubes. I should try elsewhere.
One of the certified Qubes suggested laptops is Insurgo, who generously explains on what he does to convert a basic Lenovo X230 into a laptop approved by Qubes, which includes Neutering the Intel ME. That part of Intel ME which phones home to the Intel Mothership and accepts programming changes clandestinely. Insurgo does more than just sell these products, but encourages folks to do this same conversion project locally, and provides that how to information.
Just doing the Skulls portion…
As someone else said. One of the biggest problems is finding all the right bits and pieces of hardware to do the flash.
On github, skulls, the write up seems quite good. I am always looking for someone who might say. Well, what was not said is----?
I am also having difficulties in getting the correct power supply for a programmer. I have to order from China. I do not want to wait for three weeks, or maybe more because of Corona delays. Or weather -whatever.
Second Alternative. I might try to buy a PI, Still, that is not cool as I only need it for this one project. I also have problems trying to figure out which is the correct one to buy. Anyone knowledgeable in Raspberry PIs who could point at an exact product on say; Amazon-US, or Newegg?
Given I could hard brick the laptop to get rid of the part of ME that allows Intel to slip in the back door and change the basic processing of the Intel chip.
I have limited income as I am 71 and on Social Security. Also I do not have at home cable internet. I hope to do this by using HotSpot Iphone connection. I can not afford the real product from Insurgo, or the 14 inch Librem laptop from those guys in California. This project makes me appreciate they deserve the amount of dollars they are charging.
I thought I would ask if anyone has done this Bios Skulls flash project recently?