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title: Installing Coreboot + SeaBIOS on an IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T60 author: Seshan Ravikumar type: post date: -001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 draft: true url: /?p=335 classic-editor-remember:

This story starts about 3 or 4 years ago when I first got a ThinkPad T60, specifically to install Libreboot. Now that in and of itself was a whole situation (let’s just say I ended up having to tear the whole machine down, replace the LCD, and hardware flash the BIOS ROM).

Fast forward to now, where I had an inkling to install Windows on the ThinkPad (for no particular reason). Slight problem, Libreboot uses GRUB as a payload, bare metal. This is great for Linux (you don’t need a BIOS or UEFI or anything for Linux, it takes care of everything itself), but Windows is a big no-go.

Even more slighter problem: I don’t have the backup of the original BIOS for the T60. As it turns out