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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">About</span>'''<br /><small>Find out more about coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Press]] | [[Logo]] | [[History]] | [[Screenshots|Screenshots/Videos]] | [[Contributors]] | [[Sponsors]] | [[Products]] | [[Clusters]] | [[Vendors]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">About</span>'''<br /><small>Find out more about coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Press]] | [[Logo]] | [[History]] | [[Screenshots|Screenshots/Videos]] | [[Contributors]] | [[Sponsors]] | [[Products]] | [[Vendors]]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Developers</span>'''<br /><small>Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.</small><small><hr />[[Development Guidelines]] | [[Developer Manual]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org/docs/doxygen.php Doxygen] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/browser/trunk Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[SerialICE]] | [[Flag Days]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Developers</span>'''<br /><small>Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.</small><small><hr />[[Development Guidelines]] | [[Developer Manual]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org/docs/doxygen.php Doxygen] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/browser/trunk Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[Flag Days]]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Status</span>'''<br /><small>Find out whether your hardware is already supported.</small><small><hr />[[Supported Motherboards|Supported Boards]] | [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|Supported Chipsets]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org Build Status]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Status</span>'''<br /><small>Find out whether your hardware is already supported.</small><small><hr />[[Supported Motherboards|Supported Boards]] | [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|Supported Chipsets]] | [[:Category:Tutorials|Board Status Pages]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org Build Status]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Related Tools</span>'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Related Tools</span>'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]] | [[Abuild]] | [[SerialICE]]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Getting Started</span>'''<br /><small>Download coreboot and get started.</small><small><hr />[[Build HOWTO]] | [[Download coreboot|Downloads]] | [[Documentation]] | [[:Category:Tutorials|Board Tutorials]] | [[QEMU]] | [[AMD SimNow]] | [[Build from Windows]]</small>
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Revision as of 19:33, 24 September 2010

coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.

With this separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications run directly from firmware, operating systems in flash, and custom bootloaders to implementations of firmware standards like PCBIOS and EFI without having to carry features not necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.

We currently support 225 different mainboards.

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
  • Supports many mainboards, chipsets, and payloads

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About
Find out more about coreboot.
Press | Logo | History | Screenshots/Videos | Contributors | Sponsors | Products | Vendors

Chip devel.png

Developers
Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Doxygen | Browse Source | GSoC | Flag Days

Chip status.png

Status
Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Boards | Supported Chipsets | Board Status Pages | Build Status

Chip tools.png

Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
Flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Buildrom | Mkelfimage | Inteltool | Msrtool | Ectool | Hardware tools | Abuild | SerialICE

Chip 101.png

Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Build HOWTO | Downloads | Documentation | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Build from Windows

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Support
Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Issue Tracker | Glossary | coreboot Options
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