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* '''2010/06/09-12:''' coreboot exhibits at [http://www.linuxtag.org/ LinuxTag] in Berlin
 
* '''2010/06/09-12:''' coreboot exhibits at [http://www.linuxtag.org/ LinuxTag] in Berlin

Revision as of 17:55, 27 May 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 222 different mainboards.

Breaking News: coreboot now supports two Intel i945 based notebooks, Getac P470 and Roda RK886EX. Big thanks to our sponsors:

  • secunet Security Networks AG
  • Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie (German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI)

Support has been developed by coresystems GmbH.

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

  • Desktop PCs and servers
  • Clusters
  • Embedded solutions

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

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

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

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

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

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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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News


Upcoming Events

  • 2010/06/09-12: coreboot exhibits at LinuxTag in Berlin