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= 2011 =
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== 2011/4/28 Lenovo ThinkPad T60 now supported ==
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Support for the ThinkPad T60 has been implemented, and was tested with a ThinkPad T60p.
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== 2011/3/27 AMD releases C32/RS56x0/SB5100 coreboot support on H8SCM platform  ==
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AMD released support for the AMD C32 package, RS56x0 and SB5100 IO bridges. This support is initially offered on the SuperMicro H8SCM platform.
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== 2011/3/1 AMD press release mentions coreboot  ==
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In addition to the recent contribution and blog postings, AMD [http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/commitment-embedded-expanded-support-2011mar01.aspx mentions coreboot in a March 1 press release] for Embedded World.
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== 2011/2/28 AMD blogs about coreboot ==
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AMD posts two blog entries about coreboot and Open Source. One, written by coreboot developer [[User:MJones|Marc Jones]], covers the recent [http://blogs.amd.com/work/2011/02/28/technical-details-coreboot/ coreboot contribution for AMD Embedded G-Series platforms]. The other, by Kevin Tanguay, discusses [http://blogs.amd.com/work/2011/02/28/amd-coreboot/ AMD's embedded strategy around coreboot and open source].
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== 2011/2/22 Thinkpad X60s now supported ==
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Support for the [[Thinkpad X60s]] has been committed. It was tested with the 1702/1703 Models. Power Management (most notably Suspend to RAM) does not work yet. If you want to help getting the remaining stuff working or if you have questions about that port, please contact [[USer:SvenS|Sven Schnelle]].
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== 2011/2/14 AMD submits coreboot support for AMD Embedded G-Series Platforms ==
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AMD has submitted a very large patch to the coreboot mailing list to support AMD Embedded G-Series Platform, AMD Family 14h processors and accompanying SB800 southbridge. This is a major release that includes the AMD AGESA and CIMx reference code. The main portion of the patch is over 11MB and about 165000 lines of new source code.
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http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2011-February/063500.html
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= 2010 =
 
= 2010 =
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== 2010/12/18 Intel Poulsbo/SCH/Atom and iWave iW-RainboW-G6 now supported ==
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coreboot now has initial support for the [http://www.iwavesystems.com/iW-RainbowG6.htm iWave iW-RainboW-G6] UMPC/MID, as well as the Intel Poulsbo/SCH/US15Wx + Atom Z5xx chipset. The code was contributed by [http://www.iwavesystems.com/ iWave] and [http://www.coresystems.de/en/ coresystems GmbH], thanks!
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== 2010/12/13 ASUS M2N-E now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[ASUS M2N-E]] board. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Herman]], thanks!
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== 2010/12/06 ASUS M4A78-EM now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[ASUS M4A78-EM]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:juhe@iki.fi Juhana Helovuo], thanks!
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== 2010/11/11 ASUS M2V now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[ASUS M2V]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:ranma+coreboot@tdiedrich.de Tobias Diedrich], thanks!
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== 2010/09/13 ASUS M4A785-M now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[ASUS M4A785-M]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:juhe@iki.fi Juhana Helovuo], thanks!
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== 2010/09/10 LiPPERT LiteRunner-LX and Hurricane-LX now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the LiPPERT [http://www.lippertembedded.de/en/lipperts-cool-literunner-lx800.html LiteRunner-LX] and [http://www.lippertembedded.de/en/lipperts-hurricane-lx800.html Hurricane-LX] boards. The code was contributed by [http://www.lippertembedded.de/ LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH].
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== 2010/08/17 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:wangqingpei@gmail.com Wang Qing Pei], thanks!
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== 2010/08/17 GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:wangqingpei@gmail.com Wang Qing Pei], thanks!
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== 2010/06/22 Intel D810E2CB now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[Intel D810E2CB]] board. The code was contributed by [[User:Linux_junkie|Joseph Smith]], thanks! This is also the first Intel 82810 board to support Cache-as-RAM (CAR).
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== 2010/06/09 ECS P6IWP-Fe now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[ECS P6IWP-Fe]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:anders@jenbo.dk Anders Jenbo], thanks!
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== 2010/05/20 Traverse Technologies Geos now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [http://www.traverse.com.au/productview.php?product_id=117 Traverse Technologies Geos] ADSL2+ x86 router. The code was contributed by [mailto:nathan@traverse.com.au Nathan Williams], thanks!
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== 2010/05/16 Getac P470 now supported ==
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coreboot now has support for a second laptop, the [http://en.getac.com/products/P470/P470_overview.html Getac P470], based on the Intel i945 / ICH7 chipset. The code was contributed by [http://www.coresystems.de/en/ coresystems GmbH], thanks! Read the [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot-announce/2010-May/000007.html full announcement] for details.
  
 
== 2010/05/14 GIGABYTE GA-6BXE now supported ==
 
== 2010/05/14 GIGABYTE GA-6BXE now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [[Wyse S50]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:njacobs8@hetnet.nl Nils Jacobs], thanks!
 
coreboot now supports the [[Wyse S50]] board. The code was contributed by [mailto:njacobs8@hetnet.nl Nils Jacobs], thanks!
  
== 2010/05/08 AMD Tilapia and DDR3 now supported ==
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== 2010/04/23 AMD Tilapia and DDR3 now supported ==
  
coreboot now [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2010-April/057631.html supports] the [[AMD Tilapia]] board (socket AM3, ASB2), including initial DDR3 support. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks a lot!
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coreboot now [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2010-April/057631.html supports] the '''AMD Tilapia''' board (socket AM3, ASB2), including initial DDR3 support. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks a lot!
  
 
== 2010/04/19 Nokia IP530 now supported ==
 
== 2010/04/19 Nokia IP530 now supported ==
  
The [[Nokia IP530]] is currently able to run coreboot + [[SeaBIOS]] + [[SeaBIOS#Adding_sgabios_support|sgabios]]. The code was contributed by Marc Bertens and tested/committed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
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The [[Nokia IP530]] is currently able to run coreboot + [[SeaBIOS]] + [[SeaBIOS#Adding_sgabios_support|sgabios]]. The code was contributed by [[User:MBertens|Marc Bertens]] and tested/committed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
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== 2010/04/05 ASRock 939A785GMH/128M now supported ==
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coreboot now supports the [http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=939A785GMH/128M ASRock 939A785GMH/128M] board. The code was contributed by [[User:Ruik|Rudolf Marek]], thanks!
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== 2010/03/16 AMD Mahogany now supported ==
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coreboot now has initial support for the AMD Mahogany K8 and Fam10h eval boards. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks!
  
 
== 2010/03/15 AMD RS780 and SB700 now supported ==
 
== 2010/03/15 AMD RS780 and SB700 now supported ==
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== 2009/10/21 HP e-Vectra P2706T now supported ==
 
== 2009/10/21 HP e-Vectra P2706T now supported ==
  
coreboot now has initial support for the [[HP e-Vectra P2706T]] mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]]. System information and testing by [mailto:stawel@gmail.com Pawe? Stawicki], thanks!
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coreboot now has initial support for the '''HP e-Vectra P2706T''' mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]]. System information and testing by [mailto:stawel@gmail.com Pawe? Stawicki], thanks!
  
 
== 2009/10/13 MSI MS-6156 now supported ==
 
== 2009/10/13 MSI MS-6156 now supported ==
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== 2009/09/02 flashrom 0.9.1 has been released ==
 
== 2009/09/02 flashrom 0.9.1 has been released ==
  
[[Flashrom|flashrom 0.9.1]] has been released. See the [[Flashrom/0.9.1|release notes]] for details.
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[http://flashrom.org/Flashrom/0.9.1 flashrom 0.9.1] has been released.
  
 
== 2009/07/15 VIA EPIA-M700 now supported ==
 
== 2009/07/15 VIA EPIA-M700 now supported ==
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After nine years of development and constant improvement, we have added support for every BIOS flash ROM technology present on x86 mainboards and every flash ROM chip we ever saw in the wild.
 
After nine years of development and constant improvement, we have added support for every BIOS flash ROM technology present on x86 mainboards and every flash ROM chip we ever saw in the wild.
  
Highlights of [[flashrom]] include:
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Highlights of [http://flashrom.org flashrom] include:
 
* Parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces.
 
* Parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces.
 
* 157 flash chip families and half a dozen variants of each family.
 
* 157 flash chip families and half a dozen variants of each family.
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Thanks go to everyone who contributed to flashrom over the years and especially to Li-Ta Lo for starting this project.
 
Thanks go to everyone who contributed to flashrom over the years and especially to Li-Ta Lo for starting this project.
  
The release announcement can be found at http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-May/047636.html.
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http://flashrom.org/Flashrom/0.9.0
  
 
== 2009/04/22 HP ProLiant DL145 G3 now supported ==
 
== 2009/04/22 HP ProLiant DL145 G3 now supported ==
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== 2008/10/12 VIA pc2500e now supported ==
 
== 2008/10/12 VIA pc2500e now supported ==
  
coreboot now has initial support for the [[VIA pc2500e Build Tutorial|VIA pc2500e]] mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
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coreboot now has initial support for the [[VIA pc2500e]] mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
  
 
== 2008/11/06 coreboot at ELC Europe 2008 in Ede, The Netherlands ==
 
== 2008/11/06 coreboot at ELC Europe 2008 in Ede, The Netherlands ==
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== 2008/09/23 ASUS M2V-MX SE now supported ==
 
== 2008/09/23 ASUS M2V-MX SE now supported ==
  
coreboot now has initial support for the [[ASUS M2V-MX SE Build Tutorial|ASUS M2V-MX SE]] mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Ruik|Rudolf Marek]], thanks!
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coreboot now has initial support for the [[ASUS M2V-MX SE]] mainboard. The code was contributed by [[User:Ruik|Rudolf Marek]], thanks!
  
 
== 2008/09/13 coreboot talk at OpenBSD Slackathon in Stockholm ==
 
== 2008/09/13 coreboot talk at OpenBSD Slackathon in Stockholm ==
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== 2008/09/10 Jetway J7F2/J7F4 now supported ==
 
== 2008/09/10 Jetway J7F2/J7F4 now supported ==
  
coreboot now has initial support for the [[Jetway J7F2 Build Tutorial|Jetway J7F2/J7F4]] mainboards. The code was contributed by [[User:Hawke|Alex Mauer]], thanks!
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coreboot now has initial support for the [[Jetway J7F2|Jetway J7F2/J7F4]] mainboards. The code was contributed by [[User:Hawke|Alex Mauer]], thanks!
  
 
== 2008/09/05 VIA VT8237S now supported ==
 
== 2008/09/05 VIA VT8237S now supported ==
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== 2008/04/24 IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10 now supported ==
 
== 2008/04/24 IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10 now supported ==
  
Thanks to the contributions from [[User:Nikola|Nikolay Petukhov]] we now have support for the [[IEI LX 800 Build Tutorial|IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10]] half-size mainboard in our tree.
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Thanks to the contributions from [[User:Nikola|Nikolay Petukhov]] we now have support for the [[IEI LX 800|IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10]] half-size mainboard in our tree.
  
 
== 2008/04/21 coreboot participating in Google Summer of Code 2008 ==
 
== 2008/04/21 coreboot participating in Google Summer of Code 2008 ==
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== 2008/03/29 TeleVideo TC7020 now supported ==
 
== 2008/03/29 TeleVideo TC7020 now supported ==
  
coreboot now has initial support for the [[TeleVideo TC7020 Build Tutorial|TeleVideo TC7020]] thin client. The code was contributed by [mailto:tokyo246@gmail.com Kenji Noguchi], thanks!
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coreboot now has initial support for the [[TeleVideo TC7020]] thin client. The code was contributed by [mailto:tokyo246@gmail.com Kenji Noguchi], thanks!
  
 
== 2008/03/17 MSI MS-6119 now supported ==
 
== 2008/03/17 MSI MS-6119 now supported ==
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== 2008/03/07 ASUS A8V-E Deluxe now supported ==
 
== 2008/03/07 ASUS A8V-E Deluxe now supported ==
  
coreboot now has [[ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Build Tutorial|initial support]] for the [http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=143&l4=0&model=376&modelmenu=1 ASUS A8V-E Deluxe] board. The testing so far was done by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]], re-using code written by [mailto:r.marek@assembler.cz Rudolf Marek] for the ASUS A8V-E SE (thanks!), which is very similar.
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coreboot now has [[ASUS A8V-E Deluxe|initial support]] for the [http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=143&l4=0&model=376&modelmenu=1 ASUS A8V-E Deluxe] board. The testing so far was done by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]], re-using code written by [mailto:r.marek@assembler.cz Rudolf Marek] for the ASUS A8V-E SE (thanks!), which is very similar.
  
 
== 2008/02/20 MSI MS-7135 (K8N Neo3) now supported ==
 
== 2008/02/20 MSI MS-7135 (K8N Neo3) now supported ==
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== 2007/11/26 ASUS MEW-AM now supported ==
 
== 2007/11/26 ASUS MEW-AM now supported ==
  
LinuxBIOS now [[ASUS MEW-AM Build Tutorial|supports]] the [ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/sock370/810/mew-am/ ASUS MEW-AM] board. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
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LinuxBIOS now [[ASUS MEW-AM|supports]] the [ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/sock370/810/mew-am/ ASUS MEW-AM] board. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]].
  
 
== 2007/11/13 Advantech PCM-5820 now supported ==
 
== 2007/11/13 Advantech PCM-5820 now supported ==
  
LinuxBIOS now [[Advantech PCM-5820 Build Tutorial|supports]] the [http://taiwan.advantech.com.tw/products/Model_Detail.asp?model_id=1-1TGZL8&BU=ACG&PD= Advantech PCM-5820] half-size board. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]]. Thanks to [[User:Erwan|Erwan Velu]] for help and testing.
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LinuxBIOS now [[Advantech PCM-5820|supports]] the [http://taiwan.advantech.com.tw/products/Model_Detail.asp?model_id=1-1TGZL8&BU=ACG&PD= Advantech PCM-5820] half-size board. The code was contributed by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]]. Thanks to [[User:Erwan|Erwan Velu]] for help and testing.
  
 
== 2007/11/13 Lightning talk at FSCONS 2007 in Gothenburg on 2007/12/08 ==
 
== 2007/11/13 Lightning talk at FSCONS 2007 in Gothenburg on 2007/12/08 ==
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== 2007/10/26 AXUS TC320 now supported ==
 
== 2007/10/26 AXUS TC320 now supported ==
  
LinuxBIOS now [[AXUS TC320 Build Tutorial|supports]] the '''AXUS TC320''' (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by [[User:Jbe|Jürgen Beisert]].
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LinuxBIOS now [[AXUS TC320|supports]] the '''AXUS TC320''' (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by [[User:Jbe|Jürgen Beisert]].
  
 
== 2007/10/10 BCOM WinNET100 (IGEL-316) now supported ==
 
== 2007/10/10 BCOM WinNET100 (IGEL-316) now supported ==
  
LinuxBIOS now [[BCOM WINNET100 Build Tutorial|supports]] the '''BCOM WinNET100''' mainboard, as found in (e.g.) the '''IGEL-316''' (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by [[User:Jbe|Jürgen Beisert]].
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LinuxBIOS now [[BCOM WINNET100|supports]] the '''BCOM WinNET100''' mainboard, as found in (e.g.) the '''IGEL-316''' (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by [[User:Jbe|Jürgen Beisert]].
  
 
== 2007/09/22 MSI MS-7260 now supported ==
 
== 2007/09/22 MSI MS-7260 now supported ==
  
LinuxBIOS now [[MSI MS-7260 Build Tutorial|supports]] the MSI [http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=255&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171 MS-7260 (K9N Neo)] mainboard. The code was added by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]], but most of the hard work (K8 + MCP55 support) was done by others.
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LinuxBIOS now [[MSI MS-7260|supports]] the MSI [http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=255&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171 MS-7260 (K9N Neo)] mainboard. The code was added by [[User:Uwe|Uwe Hermann]], but most of the hard work (K8 + MCP55 support) was done by others.
  
 
== 2007/09/13 MSI MS-6178 now supported ==
 
== 2007/09/13 MSI MS-6178 now supported ==

Latest revision as of 13:20, 2 April 2013

This page has been decommissioned and is for historical purposes only. Please post news items to the coreboot blog.


Contents

2011

2011/4/28 Lenovo ThinkPad T60 now supported

Support for the ThinkPad T60 has been implemented, and was tested with a ThinkPad T60p.

2011/3/27 AMD releases C32/RS56x0/SB5100 coreboot support on H8SCM platform

AMD released support for the AMD C32 package, RS56x0 and SB5100 IO bridges. This support is initially offered on the SuperMicro H8SCM platform.

2011/3/1 AMD press release mentions coreboot

In addition to the recent contribution and blog postings, AMD mentions coreboot in a March 1 press release for Embedded World.

2011/2/28 AMD blogs about coreboot

AMD posts two blog entries about coreboot and Open Source. One, written by coreboot developer Marc Jones, covers the recent coreboot contribution for AMD Embedded G-Series platforms. The other, by Kevin Tanguay, discusses AMD's embedded strategy around coreboot and open source.

2011/2/22 Thinkpad X60s now supported

Support for the Thinkpad X60s has been committed. It was tested with the 1702/1703 Models. Power Management (most notably Suspend to RAM) does not work yet. If you want to help getting the remaining stuff working or if you have questions about that port, please contact Sven Schnelle.

2011/2/14 AMD submits coreboot support for AMD Embedded G-Series Platforms

AMD has submitted a very large patch to the coreboot mailing list to support AMD Embedded G-Series Platform, AMD Family 14h processors and accompanying SB800 southbridge. This is a major release that includes the AMD AGESA and CIMx reference code. The main portion of the patch is over 11MB and about 165000 lines of new source code.

http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2011-February/063500.html

2010

2010/12/18 Intel Poulsbo/SCH/Atom and iWave iW-RainboW-G6 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the iWave iW-RainboW-G6 UMPC/MID, as well as the Intel Poulsbo/SCH/US15Wx + Atom Z5xx chipset. The code was contributed by iWave and coresystems GmbH, thanks!

2010/12/13 ASUS M2N-E now supported

coreboot now supports the ASUS M2N-E board. The code was contributed by Uwe Herman, thanks!

2010/12/06 ASUS M4A78-EM now supported

coreboot now supports the ASUS M4A78-EM board. The code was contributed by Juhana Helovuo, thanks!

2010/11/11 ASUS M2V now supported

coreboot now supports the ASUS M2V board. The code was contributed by Tobias Diedrich, thanks!

2010/09/13 ASUS M4A785-M now supported

coreboot now supports the ASUS M4A785-M board. The code was contributed by Juhana Helovuo, thanks!

2010/09/10 LiPPERT LiteRunner-LX and Hurricane-LX now supported

coreboot now supports the LiPPERT LiteRunner-LX and Hurricane-LX boards. The code was contributed by LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH.

2010/08/17 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H now supported

coreboot now supports the GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H board. The code was contributed by Wang Qing Pei, thanks!

2010/08/17 GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H now supported

coreboot now supports the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H board. The code was contributed by Wang Qing Pei, thanks!

2010/06/22 Intel D810E2CB now supported

coreboot now supports the Intel D810E2CB board. The code was contributed by Joseph Smith, thanks! This is also the first Intel 82810 board to support Cache-as-RAM (CAR).

2010/06/09 ECS P6IWP-Fe now supported

coreboot now supports the ECS P6IWP-Fe board. The code was contributed by Anders Jenbo, thanks!

2010/05/20 Traverse Technologies Geos now supported

coreboot now supports the Traverse Technologies Geos ADSL2+ x86 router. The code was contributed by Nathan Williams, thanks!

2010/05/16 Getac P470 now supported

coreboot now has support for a second laptop, the Getac P470, based on the Intel i945 / ICH7 chipset. The code was contributed by coresystems GmbH, thanks! Read the full announcement for details.

2010/05/14 GIGABYTE GA-6BXE now supported

coreboot now supports the GIGABYTE GA-6BXE board. The code was contributed by Anders Jenbo, thanks!

2010/05/08 Wyse S50 now supported

coreboot now supports the Wyse S50 board. The code was contributed by Nils Jacobs, thanks!

2010/04/23 AMD Tilapia and DDR3 now supported

coreboot now supports the AMD Tilapia board (socket AM3, ASB2), including initial DDR3 support. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks a lot!

2010/04/19 Nokia IP530 now supported

The Nokia IP530 is currently able to run coreboot + SeaBIOS + sgabios. The code was contributed by Marc Bertens and tested/committed by Uwe Hermann.

2010/04/05 ASRock 939A785GMH/128M now supported

coreboot now supports the ASRock 939A785GMH/128M board. The code was contributed by Rudolf Marek, thanks!

2010/03/16 AMD Mahogany now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the AMD Mahogany K8 and Fam10h eval boards. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks!

2010/03/15 AMD RS780 and SB700 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the AMD RS780 / SB700 chipset. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks!

2010/03/05 ASUS P2B-LS now supported

coreboot now supports the ASUS P2B-LS board. Board support and additional 440BX chipset support was written by Keith Hui, with Uwe Hermann doing review/testing. This proves that despite the great age of the board in question (it was released in 1998), an active Open Source community continues to provide support over a decade later.

2010/01/17 Roda RK886EX (Rocky III+) now supported

coreboot now has support for the first laptop, the Roda RK886EX (Rocky III+), based on the Intel i945 / ICH7 chipset. The code was contributed by coresystems GmbH, thanks! Read the full announcement for details.

2009

2009/10/21 HP e-Vectra P2706T now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the HP e-Vectra P2706T mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. System information and testing by Pawe? Stawicki, thanks!

2009/10/13 MSI MS-6156 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the MSI MS-6156 mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann.

2009/10/13 TechNexion TIM-5690 now supported

coreboot now has support for the TechNexion TIM-5690 mainboard (AMD RS690/SB600 chipset). The code was contributed by Libra Li of TechNexion, thanks!

2009/10/13 Kontron KT690/mITX now supported

coreboot now has support for the Kontron KT690/mITX mainboard (AMD RS690/SB600 chipset). The code was contributed by coresystems GmbH, thanks!

2009/09/25 coreboot on the cover of the Linux Journal

The October 2009 Linux Journal features the coreboot logo on the cover and contains the article "Coreboot at Your Service!" by Anton Borisov - Use coreboot to take control of your hardware.

2009/09/02 flashrom 0.9.1 has been released

flashrom 0.9.1 has been released.

2009/07/15 VIA EPIA-M700 now supported

The One Laptop per Child, Association, Inc. has contributed initial support for the VIA EPIA-M700 board (based on the VIA VX800 code submitted earlier), thanks a lot! The code is still being worked on and improved by the community.

2009/07/05 Mitac 6513WU now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Mitac 6513WU mainboard. The code was contributed by Michael Gold, thanks!

2009/07/01 Intel EagleHeights now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Intel EagleHeights mainboard. The code was contributed by Thomas Jourdan, thanks!

2009/07/01 VIA EPIA-N now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the VIA EPIA-N mainboard. The code was contributed by Jon Harrison, thanks!

2009/06/24 Soyo SY-6BA+ III now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Soyo SY-6BA+ III mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks Andrew Morgan for information and testing!

2009/05/27 VIA VX800 now supported

The One Laptop per Child, Association, Inc. has contributed support for the VIA VX800 chipset family to the coreboot v2 tree.

2009/05/04 flashrom 0.9.0 has been released

After nine years of development and constant improvement, we have added support for every BIOS flash ROM technology present on x86 mainboards and every flash ROM chip we ever saw in the wild.

Highlights of flashrom include:

  • Parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces.
  • 157 flash chip families and half a dozen variants of each family.
  • Flash chip package agnostic. DIP32, PLCC32, DIP8, SO8/SOIC8, TSOP32, TSOP40 and more have all been verified to work.
  • 75 different chipsets, some with multiple flash controllers.
  • Special mainboard enabling code for dozens of nonstandard mainboards.
  • No physical access needed, root access is sufficient.
  • No bootable floppy disk, bootable CD-ROM or other media needed.
  • No keyboard or monitor needed. Simply reflash remotely via SSH.
  • No instant reboot needed. Reflash your ROM in a running system, verify it, be happy. The new firmware will be present next time you boot.
  • Crossflashing and hotflashing is possible as long as the flash chips are electrically and logically compatible (same protocol). Great for recovery.
  • Scriptability. Reflash a whole pool of identical machines at the same time from the command line. It is recommended to check flashrom output and error codes.
  • Speed. flashrom is much faster than vendor flash tools.
  • Supports Linux, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X. Please refer to the README for build instructions.

Thanks go to everyone who contributed to flashrom over the years and especially to Li-Ta Lo for starting this project.

http://flashrom.org/Flashrom/0.9.0

2009/04/22 HP ProLiant DL145 G3 now supported

coreboot now has support for the HP ProLiant DL145 G3 mainboard. The code was contributed by Mondrian Nuessle (thanks!).

2009/04/18 ASUS P2B-D now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the ASUS P2B-D mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann.

2009/04/18 VIA CX700, and VIA VT8454c mainboard now supported

coreboot now has support for the VIA CX700 chipset, and the VIA VT8454c mainboard. The code was developed by coresystems GmbH.

2009/04/06 TechNexion TIM-8690 now supported

coreboot now has support for the TIM-8690 mainboard (AMD RS690/SB600 chipset). The code was contributed by Daniel Toussaint, thanks!

2009/03/22 coreboot @ FSF LibrePlanet 2009

Marc Jones gave a coreboot presentation at the Free Software Foundation annual meeting, Libre Planet 2009.

2009/01/10 coreboot and SeaBIOS starts Windows 7

Rudolf Marek recorded a video of his ASUS M2V-MX SE with coreboot and SeaBIOS starting Windows 7 on a 2GHz AMD Sempron CPU.

2009/01/06 Ten years of coreboot

Anton Borisov interviewed the original developers (german version) as the Open Source PC firmware celebrates ten years of activity!

2008

2008/12/27 coreboot at 25C3 in Berlin, Germany

Peter Stuge presented coreboot: Beyond The Final Frontier at the 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3). The video presentation is available and also an article in German about the talk.

2008/12/15 ASUS P2B-DS now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the ASUS P2B-DS mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann.

2008/12/09 AMD Pistachio now supported

coreboot now has support for the AMD Pistachio evaluation board. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks!

2008/12/10 coreboot confirmed for SCALE 7x

There will be a coreboot booth at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 7x) on February 20-22, 2009.

2008/12/05 NEC PowerMate 2000 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the NEC PowerMate 2000 board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks Quentin RAMEAU for providing the required information and for testing.

2008/11/19 LiPPERT Cool RoadRunner-LX now supported

coreboot now has support for the LiPPERT Cool RoadRunner-LX mainboard. The code was contributed by Jens Rottmann from LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH, thanks!

2008/10/30 LiPPERT Cool SpaceRunner-LX now supported

coreboot now has support for the LiPPERT Cool SpaceRunner-LX mainboard. The code was contributed by Jens Rottmann from LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH, thanks!

2008/10/28 Intel 945, ICH7, Core Duo/Core 2 Duo, and Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX now supported

coreboot now has support for the Intel i945/ICH7 Desktop/Mobile chipset, the Core Duo/Core 2 Duo processor, and the Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX mainboard. The code was developed by coresystems GmbH.

2008/10/27 MSI MS-6147 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the MSI MS-6147 mainboard. The code was contributed by Mats Erik Andersson, thanks!

2008/10/19 coreboot confirmed for 25C3 in Berlin, Germany

Peter Stuge will present coreboot at the 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3).

The video presentation is available and also an article in German about the talk.

2008/10/12 VIA pc2500e now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the VIA pc2500e mainboard. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann.

2008/11/06 coreboot at ELC Europe 2008 in Ede, The Netherlands

Peter Stuge is presenting coreboot at the NLUUG Autumn Conference on Mobile Computing and CE Linux Forum - Embedded Linux conference Europe 2008.

2008/10/26 coreboot at FSCONS 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Peter Stuge is presenting coreboot at the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit 2008.

2008/09/24 AMD RS690 / SB600 chipset and AMD dbm690t board now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the AMD RS690 / SB600 chipset, as well as the AMD dbm690t (Herring) board using that chipset. The code was contributed by AMD, thanks!

2008/09/24 Intel EP80579 (Tolapai) now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Intel EP80579 (Tolapai) chipset. The code was contributed by Ed Swierk, thanks!

2008/09/24 coreboot interview at LinuxTag 2008 is now available as podcast

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger gave an interview about coreboot and flashrom at LinuxTag 2008 in Berlin. It was broadcast live on RadioTux and is now available as podcast. The interview is in German. Thanks to Sirko Kemter for organizing the interview, Thomas Steinbrecher for interviewing and Ingo Ebel for cutting it and putting it online.

2008/09/23 ASUS M2V-MX SE now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the ASUS M2V-MX SE mainboard. The code was contributed by Rudolf Marek, thanks!

2008/09/13 coreboot talk at OpenBSD Slackathon in Stockholm

Peter Stuge presented coreboot at the Slackathon 2008 OpenBSD meeting.

2008/09/10 Jetway J7F2/J7F4 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Jetway J7F2/J7F4 mainboards. The code was contributed by Alex Mauer, thanks!

2008/09/05 VIA VT8237S now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the VIA VT8237S southbridge. The code was contributed by Rudolf Marek, thanks!

2008/08/04 ASI MB-5BLGP / Neoware Eon 4000s now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the ASI MB-5BLGP (Neoware Eon 4000s) board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks Hannes Hegewald for providing the required information and for testing.

2008/07/01 New logo announced

The coreboot hare is the new project logo. Check it out over on the Logo page.

2008/07/01 coreboot booth at OpenExpo in Zürich

coreboot will be exhibiting at OpenExpo 2008 on September 24-25 2008 in Zürich/Winterthur.

We are also a Hackontest candidate, the Hackontest is organized in connection with the Expo.

2008/06/27 A-Trend ATC-6240 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the A-Trend ATC-6240 board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks shadow for providing the required information.

2008/05/28 coreboot booth at LinuxTag in Berlin

There will be a coreboot booth at LinuxTag 2008 on May 28-31 2008 in Berlin.

2008/05/19 VIA EPIA-CN now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the VIA EPIA-CN board. The code was contributed by Aaron Lwe of VIA, with various interim patches and testing also by Corey Osgood, Urbez Santana Roma, Bari Ari, and Richard Stellingwerff, thanks a lot! The code contribution also contained various VIA CN700 improvements which should make porting further VIA C7 + CN700 + VT8237R boards easier.

2008/05/16 Thomson IP1000 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Thomson IP1000 board. The code was contributed by Joseph Smith. Linux has never been able to run on this board until now.

2008/04/24 IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10 now supported

Thanks to the contributions from Nikolay Petukhov we now have support for the IEI PCISA-LX-800-R10 half-size mainboard in our tree.

2008/04/21 coreboot participating in Google Summer of Code 2008

The coreboot project (with coresystems GmbH as mentoring organization) is taking part in the Google Summer of Code™ 2008 (GSoC). This year, the project has been assigned two slots/students who will work on the following projects:

This project aims to integrate into the coreboot BIOS a payload consisting of a minimalist KVM-aware Linux kernel along with an initrd image that contains the tools needed for creating and starting guest virtual machines installed on top of it. The resulting system could host any x86(or x86-64) OS that can run over KVM (almost any major OS does), and there is a great challenge to make it as small as possible, so that it can fit in a 2MB flash image.
Currently coreboot can not boot from an arbitrary SCSI controller. There are two solutions for the problem: (1) Use Linux and Kexec. This requires to keep the SCSI driver in the flash chip. (2) Use x86emu/vm86/ADLO and the int13 method. This would allow to use the PCI option rom available on all modern SCSI controllers. So we obviously need a solution based on the latter. This could as well be implemented as a Linux program, as an intermediate payload, or as a shared library. At this point of time, I would like to implemente it as a daemon program. The program needs to catch the int13 interrupt vector that the SCSI option rom installs and make it available to arbitrary (firmware/payload) code trying to load something from disk.

2008/04/19 coreboot is a Hackontest candidate

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger has registered coreboot at Hackontest.

Hackontest is a 24 hour programming competition between teams of three open source software projects.
The event takes place at OpenExpo on September 24/25, 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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2008/04/19 PC Engines ALIX.2C3 now supported

Thanks to Ward Vandewege coreboot v3 now supports the PC Engines ALIX.2C3 mainboard.

2008/04/04 Silicon Mechanics to ship servers with coreboot preinstalled

Chris Watson at Silicon Mechanics says:

We will commit to offering coreboot preinstallation on the Rackform nServ A236 with a specific set of hardware and software. In the future, we may expand the program to additional platforms based on customer interest. We will include a message about coreboot support on the platform page in the next few days with instructions to contact sales for additional information.

If you want to buy such a machine, please contact Art Mann (artm@siliconmechanics.com) at Silicon Mechanics.

The A236 is a nice 1U server with 4 drive bays and a dual Opteron board (Supermicro H8DMR), which is supported in coreboot v2.

2008/04/03 coreboot Symposium in Denver

There was a coreboot symposium in Denver, April 3 – 5, 2008 held during the High Performance Computer Science Week (HPCSW) LinuxBIOS Summit.

More information is available on the Coreboot Symposium 2008 page.

2008/03/29 TeleVideo TC7020 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the TeleVideo TC7020 thin client. The code was contributed by Kenji Noguchi, thanks!

2008/03/17 MSI MS-6119 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the MSI MS-6119 board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks Maarten van Eeuwijk for information and testing.

2008/03/17 Intel 3100 chipset and Intel devkit (Mt. Arvon) board now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the Intel "Mt. Arvon" development board, as well as the Intel 3100 chipset. The code was contributed by Ed Swierk.

2008/03/09 RCA RM4100 now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the RCA RM4100 board. The code was contributed by Joseph Smith. This also includes support for the Intel 830M (82830) northbridge.

2008/03/07 ASUS A8V-E Deluxe now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the ASUS A8V-E Deluxe board. The testing so far was done by Uwe Hermann, re-using code written by Rudolf Marek for the ASUS A8V-E SE (thanks!), which is very similar.

2008/02/20 MSI MS-7135 (K8N Neo3) now supported

coreboot now has initial support for the MSI MS-7135 (K8N Neo3) board. The code was contributed by Jonathan A. Kollasch.

2008/01/27 Abit BE6-II V2.0 now supported

coreboot now supports the Abit BE6-II V2.0 board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks Sergei Antonov for information and testing.

2008/01/12 LinuxBIOS is now called coreboot

As Ron Minnich, the founder of the LinuxBIOS project explains in his announcement the LinuxBIOS project has now been renamed to coreboot. Read the whole announcement for more details and the reasons behind the renaming.

2007

2007/11/26 ASUS MEW-AM now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the ASUS MEW-AM board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann.

2007/11/13 Advantech PCM-5820 now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the Advantech PCM-5820 half-size board. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks to Erwan Velu for help and testing.

2007/11/13 Lightning talk at FSCONS 2007 in Gothenburg on 2007/12/08

Peter Stuge is presenting a LinuxBIOS lightning talk at FSCONS 2007 on December 8.

2007/11/03 ASUS A8V-E SE now supported

Thanks to the great contribution from Rudolf Marek we now have support for the ASUS A8V-E SE mainboard.

2007/10/31 Various Intel 440BX boards now supported

We now have initial support for various Intel 440BX / 82371EB based mainboards of the Pentium II/III era, namely the ASUS P2B-F, ASUS P3B-F, A-Trend ATC-6220, AZZA PT-6IBD, Biostar M6TBA, Compaq Deskpro EN SFF P600, and GIGABYTE GA-6BXC. The code was contributed by Uwe Hermann. Thanks to todthgie, idwer_, and zxy_64-2 on IRC for helping with some of the boards.

2007/10/30 SiS761GX/SiS966 chipset and GIGABYTE GA-2761GXDK board now supported

Thanks to the great contributions from Morgan Tsai of SiS we now have support for both the SiS761GX/SiS966 chipset and the GIGABYTE GA-2761GXDK mainboard, which uses that chipset.

2007/10/30 VIA K8T890 / VT8237R now supported

Thanks to the great contribution from Rudolf Marek we now have support for the VIA K8T890 / VT8237R chipset. A mainboard which uses this chipset will soon be added.

2007/10/26 AXUS TC320 now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the AXUS TC320 (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by Jürgen Beisert.

2007/10/10 BCOM WinNET100 (IGEL-316) now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the BCOM WinNET100 mainboard, as found in (e.g.) the IGEL-316 (Geode GX1 based) thin client. The code was contributed by Jürgen Beisert.

2007/09/22 MSI MS-7260 now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the MSI MS-7260 (K9N Neo) mainboard. The code was added by Uwe Hermann, but most of the hard work (K8 + MCP55 support) was done by others.

2007/09/13 MSI MS-6178 now supported

Thanks to Uwe Hermann we now have preliminary support for the MSI MS-6178 mainboard.

2007/09/08 PC Engines ALIX1.C now supported

Thanks to Ron Minnich we now have preliminary support for the PC Engines ALIX1.C mainboard.

2007/06/14 Intel 810 chipset and ASUS MEW-VM now supported

Thanks to the great contributions from Corey Osgood we now have preliminary support for both the Intel 810 chipset (82810 northbridge) and the ASUS MEW-VM mainboard, which uses that northbridge.

2007/06/13 AMD DB800 (Salsa) now supported

LinuxBIOS now supports the AMD DB800 (a.k.a Salsa) Geode LX reference/evaluation mainboard. The code was contributed by Marc Jones of AMD.

2007/06/07 IEI JUKI-511P and ROCKY-512 now supported

Thanks to the contributions from Nikolay Petukhov we now have support for the IEI JUKI-511P and the IEI ROCKY-512 half-size mainboards in our tree!

2007/05/24 ASUS A8N-E now supported

Thanks to the nice work of Philipp Degler we now have support for the ASUS A8N-E mainboard in our tree!

2007/05/23 LinuxBIOS booth at LinuxTag in Berlin, 29/5-2/6

In one corner of Messe Berlin hall 12 (booth 12-80) we will be showing a couple of different systems all using LinuxBIOS to boot. There is a boot time competition in the booth (nice T-shirts to win!) and on Saturday 2/6 the developers will be presenting a workshop where visitors are walked through the steps required to make their own EPIA/-M/-MII board run LinuxBIOS!

Video of an interview at the LinuxBIOS booth.

2007/05/05 DIGITAL-LOGIC MSM800SEV now supported

The DIGITAL-LOGIC MSM800SEV mainboard is now supported by LinuxBIOS. The code was written by Ron Minnich, based on the recent AMD Geode LX framework contributed by AMD.

2007/05/04 AMD Norwich support and generally improved AMD Geode LX support

LinuxBIOS now supports the AMD Norwich reference/evaluation mainboard. This is the AMD Geode LX reference platform, and it's now well-supported by LinuxBIOS. Additionally the AMD Geode LX code in general was heavily improved and should simplify further ports of Geode LX systems a lot. The code was written and contributed by several AMD engineers, foremost Jordan Crouse and Marc Jones of AMD.

2007/03/14 LinuxBIOS participating in Google Summer of Code 2007

The LinuxBIOS project (with coresystems GmbH as mentoring organization) is taking part in the Google Summer of Code™ 2007 (GSoC). There is a list of project ideas for students to work on (but feel free to suggest further ideas on the LinuxBIOS mailing list).

Students who are interested in working on a LinuxBIOS-related GSoC project must apply until March 24, 2007 Monday, March 27, 2007!

Update: LinuxBIOS ended up with seven student projects for GSoC 2007!

2007/02/24 LinuxBIOS talk at FOSDEM 2007

Ron Minnich gave a talk about LinuxBIOS on February 24, 2007 at FOSDEM 2007.

A video recording of the talk (Ogg, 234 MB) is available.

2007/02/09 MSI K9ND Master Series (MS-9282) supported in LinuxBIOS

LinuxBIOS now supports the MSI K9SD Master Series (MS-9282) mainboards. The code was contributed by bxshi of MSI, based on code for the NVIDIA MCP55 by Yinghai Lu of AMD.

2006

2006/11/02 MSI K9SD Master-S2R (MS-9185) supported in LinuxBIOS

LinuxBIOS now supports the MSI K9SD Master-S2R (MS-9185) mainboard. The code was contributed by bxshi of MSI.

2006/10/05 AMD Rev F supported in LinuxBIOS

The AMD dual core support code is in public tree now. It includes

  • AMD Rev F AMD64 on Socket F/Socket AM2

--yhlu

2006/10/01 LinuxBIOS Symposium 2006 in Hamburg

The LinuxBIOS Symposium 2006 took place in the old warehouse complex Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany. See the page LinuxBIOS Symposium 2006 for more details, slides, photos, etc...

--Stefan


2005

2005/06/02 AMD dual core supported in LinuxBIOS

The AMD dual core support code is in public tree now. It includes

  • AMD D0/E0 Opteron new mem mapping support
  • AMD E Opteron dual core support
  • AMD E Opteron mem hole support
  • AMD K8 Four Ranks DIMM support --- Quad Ranks.

--yhlu

2005/05/11 Nvidia CK804 (NForce4) supported in LinuxBIOS

The Nvidia CK804 support code is in public tree now. It includes

  • Nvidia CK804 support
  • smbus bus number support (to handle multi sumbus and mux)
  • superio smsc47 support
  • Tyan S2895/S2891/S2892 support
  • flash_rom Ck804 support

--yhlu

2005/04/22 How Many People Are Using LinuxBIOS? Would you believe 1,000,000?

This question comes up to us all the time. Last week, I got an amazing answer. First, let me mention that I tell skeptical people at vendors all the time, when asked this question: "A lot more than just the cluster community. The real use is in the embedded world". Well, again, last week, I found out just how real that use is.

The system in question is the STPC Consumer. Evidently, this chipset is used in an internet terminal sold in India. It runs LinuxBIOS and Linux.

There are at least one MILLION (1,000,000) of these things in use. I realize that is not much compared to the size of some markets, but had you told me six years ago that one million systems would be using LinuxBIOS in 2005, I don't think I would have believed you.

--Ron

2005/03/01 LinuxBIOS Wiki up and running

After a week of testing and playing around, LinuxBIOS has a brand new Wiki now.

--Stefan

2005/02/28 LinuxBIOS slashdotted again

After Richard Stallman's call for support of free BIOS LinuxBIOS was slashdotted this weekend.