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coreboot was formerly known as [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-January/029133.html LinuxBIOS].  
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coreboot recently switched to [[git]] and [http://review.coreboot.org gerrit] is now used as patch review tool.
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* 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
 
* 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
* Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
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* Fast boot times (500 milliseconds to verified Linux kernel)
 
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* [[SeaBIOS]] / [[FILO]] / [[GRUB2]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [[OpenFirmware]] / [[OpenBIOS]] -->
 
* [[SeaBIOS]] / [[FILO]] / [[GRUB2]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [[OpenFirmware]] / [[OpenBIOS]] -->
 
* [[Linux]] / [[Windows]] / [[FreeBSD]] / [[NetBSD]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]-->
 
* [[Linux]] / [[Windows]] / [[FreeBSD]] / [[NetBSD]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]-->
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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://review.coreboot.org/gitweb?p=coreboot.git;a=tree Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[Flag Days]] | [[Distributed and Automated Testsystem|Testsystem]]</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://review.coreboot.org/gitweb?p=coreboot.git;a=tree Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[Where to start]] | [[Distributed and Automated Testsystem|Testsystem]]</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%">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]] | [[Blob Matrix|Blob Matrix]] | [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]] | [[Abuild]] | [[SerialICE]]</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 />[http://www.flashrom.org flashrom] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]] | [[Abuild]] | [http://serialice.com SerialICE]</small>
 
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* '''2012/02/04-05:''' coreboot and flashrom booths and talk at [[FOSDEM 2012]] in Brussels, Belgium
 
* '''2011/05/11-14:''' coreboot and [[Flashrom|flashrom]] booths at [http://www.linuxtag.org/ LinuxTag] in Berlin
 
* [[GSoC|2011 Google Summer of Code]]
 
 
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Revision as of 15:28, 10 March 2014

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 uses git for source control and gerrit as the patch review tool.

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (500 milliseconds to verified Linux kernel)
  • 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 | Where to start | Testsystem

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