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2008

2008/04/03 coreboot Symposium in Denver

There will be a coreboot symposium in Denver, April 3 – 5, 2008 held during the High Performance Computer Science Week (HPCSW). Register for the summit at LinuxBIOS Summit. When registering, don't forget to check the 'Linuxbios Summit' check box.

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.