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The wiki is being retired!

Documentation is now handled by the same processes we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to Contributions welcome!

This page contains information on how to get started building and installing coreboot, as well as build tutorials for various specific motherboards.

Build tutorials and status pages

  • See Category:Tutorials for the full list of build tutorials / status pages for supported boards. Note that not all boards have such a page, yet.

Port Guides

Port guides and experiences.

coreboot v3

coreboot v2

coreboot v1

Other Documentation

External articles


  • Breaking the Chains -- Using LinuxBIOS to Liberate Embedded x86 Processors
    • Jordan H. Crouse, Marc E. Jones, Ronald G. Minnich
  • LinuxBIOS - Freedom for your motherboard
    • Alan Carvalho de Assis
    • FISL 8.0 (8th Forum Internacional de Software Livre)
    • [ pdf ]
  • FreeVGA: Architecture Independent Video Graphics Initialization for LinuxBIOS
    • Li-Ta Lo, Gregory R. Watson, Ronald G. Minnich
    • Usenix, February 25 2005 (??)
    • [ html | pdf ]
  • Flexibility in ROM: A Stackable Open Source BIOS
    • Adam Agnew, Adam Sulmicki, Ronald Minnich, William Arbaugh
    • USENIX 2003 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track
    • [ HTML ]
  • Supermon: High performance monitoring for Linux clusters
  • LOBOS and LinuxBIOS
    • Cluster Research Brochure
    • prepared for SC 2000, November 4-10 2000
    • [ pdf ]
  • Putting Linux on your motherboard
  • A Framework for Using Processor Cache as RAM (CAR)
    • Eswaramoorthi Nallusamy
    • University of New Mexico
    • [ ppt | pdf]


These books do not address LinuxBIOS specifically but provide background information useful for BIOS-level programming on PC hardware.