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It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called [[Payloads|payload]].
It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called [[Payloads|payload]].


Some of the many possible payloads are: a [[Linux]] kernel, [[FILO]], [[GRUB2]], [http://www.openbios.org/ OpenBIOS], [http://www.openbios.org/Open_Firmware Open Firmware], [http://www.openbios.org/SmartFirmware SmartFirmware], [http://www.gnu.org/software/gnufi/ GNUFI] (UEFI), [[Etherboot]], [[SeaBIOS]] for booting Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, NetBSD and Linux, [[ADLO]] (for booting [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_2000 Windows 2000] and [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]), [[Plan 9]], or [[memtest86]].
Some of the many possible payloads are: a [[Linux]] kernel, [[FILO]], [[GRUB2]], [http://www.openbios.org/ OpenBIOS], [http://www.openbios.org/Open_Firmware Open Firmware], [http://www.openbios.org/SmartFirmware SmartFirmware], [http://www.gnu.org/software/gnufi/ GNUFI] (UEFI), [[Etherboot]], [[SeaBIOS]] (for booting Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, NetBSD and Linux), [[ADLO]] (for booting [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_2000 Windows 2000] and [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]), [[Plan 9]], or [[memtest86]].


The initial motivation for the project was maintenance of large clusters, but unsurprisingly, interest and contributions have come from people with varying backgrounds. The latest version of coreboot can be used in a wide variety of scenarios including clusters, embedded systems, desktop PCs, servers, and more.
The initial motivation for the project was maintenance of large clusters, but unsurprisingly, interest and contributions have come from people with varying backgrounds. The latest version of coreboot can be used in a wide variety of scenarios including clusters, embedded systems, desktop PCs, servers, and more.

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