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=== Will coreboot work on my machine? ===
=== Will coreboot work on my machine? ===


See the [[Supported Motherboards]] page for which mainboards are supported, and also the list of [[Supported Chipsets and Devices]]. See the [[Products]] page for a list of vendors selling products running coreboot.
See the [[Supported Motherboards]] page for which mainboards are supported, and also the list of [[Supported Chipsets and Devices]]. See the [[Products]] page for a list of vendors selling products running coreboot. Finally, you could look at the coreboot source tree, in src/mainboard.


If the above sources don't help, please send the following to the [[Mailinglist|mailing list]]:
If your board is not already supported, it will likely take you years of work to port coreboot to operate correctly on it unless you have experience with firmware level C development and good knowledge of the underlying (x86 or ARM) architecture.
 
If you do not see your board in the above sources, please send the following to the [[Mailinglist|mailing list]]:


* Step 1: A very brief description of your system: board vendor, board name, CPU, northbridge, southbridge, and optionally other important details.
* Step 1: A very brief description of your system: board vendor, board name, CPU, northbridge, southbridge, and optionally other important details.
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If you can't do step 1 above, please describe (as best you can) the specific CPU chip and the chipset used on the mainboard.
If you can't do step 1 above, please describe (as best you can) the specific CPU chip and the chipset used on the mainboard.


Usually in less than a day, someone will respond on the coreboot mailing list saying your mainboard is supported in the main coreboot source tree, it is currently in development, it is not yet supported or the manufacturer will not release information needed to provide coreboot support. In the latter case, please let the manufacturer know that you want coreboot support and his failure to release chipset information is making that very difficult.
Usually in less than a day, someone will respond on the coreboot mailing list, most often with bad news. However it is possible that your mainboard is supported in the main coreboot source tree, or that support is currently in development, so it won't hurt to ask. It's also possible (and unfortunately, likely) that the manufacturer will not release information needed to provide coreboot support. In the latter case, please let the manufacturer know that you want coreboot support and his failure to release chipset information is making that very difficult.


=== What commercial products use coreboot? ===
=== What commercial products use coreboot? ===

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