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Revision as of 15:42, 9 June 2011

coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a payload.


With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly from firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like PC BIOS services or UEFI. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.


coreboot currently supports over 230 different mainboards. Check the Support page to see if your system is supported.


coreboot was formerly known as LinuxBIOS.

coreboot is switching to git and we will use the gerrit patch review tool.

  • 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

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

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

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

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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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