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

Build Tutorials

Port Guides

Here are some port guides and experiences.

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 ]

FSF is moving towards LinuxBIOS deployment (Russian article)

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


  • Cluster Research Brochure
  • prepared for SC 2000, November 4-10 2000
  • [ pdf ]

The Linux BIOS

LOBOS (Linux OS Boots Linux OS): Booting a Kernel in 32-bit Mode

Putting Linux on your motherboard

Look Ma, No Bios

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.