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<h1 style='color:red'>The wiki is being retired!</h1>
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<b>Documentation is now handled by the same processed we use for code: Add something to the Documentation/ directory in the coreboot repo, and it will be rendered to https://doc.coreboot.org/. Contributions welcome!</b>
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'''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 what is called a [[Payloads|payload]].
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'''coreboot''' is an Open Source project aimed at replacing the proprietary [http://wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS BIOS] (firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a [[Payloads|payload]].
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With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly from firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like [[SeaBIOS | PC BIOS services]] or [[TianoCore | UEFI]]. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.
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coreboot currently supports over '''[[Supported Motherboards|230]]''' different mainboards. Check the [[Support]] page to see if your system is supported.
  
 
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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.
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coreboot was formerly known as [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-January/029135.html LinuxBIOS].  
 
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We currently support '''[[Supported Motherboards|230]]''' different mainboards.
 
 
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Is your PC / server / laptop / mainboard supported? Check out our [[Support]] page to find out.
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coreboot uses [[git]] for source control and [http://review.coreboot.org gerrit] as the patch review tool. Please read the [https://doc.coreboot.org/gerrit_guidelines.html gerrit etiquette & guidelines] document before submitting or reviewing patches.
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* 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
 
* 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
* Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
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* Fast boot times (500 milliseconds to verified Linux kernel)
 
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* [[SeaBIOS]] / [[FILO]] / [[GRUB2]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [[OpenFirmware]] / [[OpenBIOS]] -->
 
* [[SeaBIOS]] / [[FILO]] / [[GRUB2]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [[OpenFirmware]] / [[OpenBIOS]] -->
 
* [[Linux]] / [[Windows]] / [[FreeBSD]] / [[NetBSD]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]-->
 
* [[Linux]] / [[Windows]] / [[FreeBSD]] / [[NetBSD]] / [[Payloads|...]] <!-- / [http://openbsd.org/ OpenBSD]-->
* [[Etherboot]] / [[GPXE]] / [[Payloads|...]]
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* [[Etherboot]] / [[GPXE]] / [[iPXE]] / [[Payloads|...]]
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Developers</span>'''<br /><small>Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.</small><small><hr />[[Development Guidelines]] | [[Developer Manual]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org/docs/doxygen.php Doxygen] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/browser/trunk Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[Flag Days]] | [[Distributed and Automated Testsystem|Testsystem]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Developers</span>'''<br /><small>Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.</small><small><hr />[[Development Guidelines]] | [[Developer Manual]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org/docs/doxygen.php Doxygen] | [http://review.coreboot.org/gitweb?p=coreboot.git;a=tree Browse Source] | [[GSoC]] | [[Where to start]] | [[Lesson1| Lesson 1]] | [[Distributed and Automated Testsystem|Testsystem]] | [https://coreboot.org/git-docs git-docs]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Status</span>'''<br /><small>Find out whether your hardware is already supported.</small><small><hr />[[Supported Motherboards|Supported Boards]] | [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|Supported Chipsets]] | [[:Category:Tutorials|Board Status Pages]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org Build Status]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Status</span>'''<br /><small>Find out whether your hardware is already supported.</small><small><hr />[[Supported Motherboards|Supported Boards]] | [[Supported Chipsets and Devices|Supported Chipsets]] | [[:Category:Tutorials|Board Status Pages]] | [[Board Status]] | [[Blob Matrix|Blob Matrix]] | [http://qa.coreboot.org Build Status]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Related Tools</span>'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.</small><small><hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]] | [[Abuild]] | [[SerialICE]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Related Tools</span>'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.</small><small><hr />[http://www.flashrom.org flashrom] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Inteltool]] | [[Msrtool]] | [[Ectool]] | [[Developer_Manual/Tools|Hardware tools]] | [[Abuild]] | [http://serialice.com SerialICE]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Getting Started</span>'''<br /><small>Download coreboot and get started.</small><small><hr />[[Build HOWTO]] | [[Download coreboot|Downloads]] | [[Documentation]] | [[QEMU]] | [[AMD SimNow]] | [[Build from Windows]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Getting Started</span>'''<br /><small>Download coreboot and get started.</small><small><hr />[[Build HOWTO]] | [[Download coreboot|Downloads]] | [[Documentation/old|Documentation]] | [[QEMU]] | [[AMD SimNow]] | [[Build from Windows]]</small>
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Support</span>'''<br /><small>Learn how to contact us and find help and support.</small><small><hr />[[FAQ]] | [[Mailinglist]] | [[IRC]] | [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/ Issue Tracker] | [[Glossary]] | [[coreboot Options|coreboot Options]]</small>
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:150%">Support</span>'''<br /><small>Learn how to contact us and find help and support.</small><small><hr />[[FAQ]] | [[Mailinglist]] | [[IRC]] | [[Glossary]] | [[coreboot Options|coreboot Options]]</small>
 
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* '''2011/04/28:''' [[News#2011.2F4.2F28_Lenovo_ThinkPad_T60_now_supported|Lenovo ThinkPad T60 now supported]]
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* '''2011/03/27:''' [[News#2011.2F3.2F27_AMD_releases_C32.2FRS56x0.2FSB5100_coreboot_support_on_H8SCM_platform|AMD releases C32/RS56x0/SB5100 coreboot support on H8SCM platform]]
 
* '''2011/02/28:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F28_AMD_blogs_about_coreboot|AMD blogs about coreboot]]
 
* '''2011/02/22:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F22_Thinkpad_X60s_now_supported|Thinkpad X60 now supported]]
 
* '''2011/02/14:''' [[News#2011.2F2.2F14_AMD_submits_coreboot_support_for_AMD_Embedded_G-Series_Platforms|AMD submits coreboot support for AMD Embedded G-Series Platforms]]
 
* '''2010/12/18:''' [[News#2010.2F12.2F18_Intel_Poulsbo.2FSCH.2FAtom_and_iWave_iW-RainboW-G6_now_supported|Intel Poulsbo/SCH/Atom & iWave iW-RainboW-G6 support]]
 
* '''2010/12/13:''' [[News#2010.2F12.2F13_ASUS_M2N-E_now_supported|ASUS M2N-E support]]
 
* '''2010/12/06:''' [[News#2010.2F12.2F06_ASUS_M4A78-EM_now_supported|ASUS M4A78-EM support]]
 
 
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'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:120%">[[Current events|Events]]</span>'''<hr />
'''<span style="font-variant:small-caps; font-size:120%">[[Current events|Upcoming Events]]</span>'''<hr />
 
 
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== Upcoming Events ==
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* September 12 - 15, 2018 - [https://osfc.io/ Open Source Firmware Conference] in Erlangen, Germany
  
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[https://www.coreboot.org/calendar.html Full calendar]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:21, 5 June 2018

The wiki is being retired!

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

coreboot is an Open Source project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a payload.

With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly from firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like PC BIOS services or UEFI. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.

coreboot currently supports over 230 different mainboards. Check the Support page to see if your system is supported.

coreboot was formerly known as LinuxBIOS.

coreboot uses git for source control and gerrit as the patch review tool. Please read the gerrit etiquette & guidelines document before submitting or reviewing patches.

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (500 milliseconds to verified Linux kernel)
  • Supports many mainboards, chipsets, and payloads

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About
Find out more about coreboot.
Press | Logo | History | Screenshots/Videos | Contributors | Sponsors | Products | Vendors
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Developers
Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Doxygen | Browse Source | GSoC | Where to start | Lesson 1 | Testsystem | git-docs
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Status
Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Boards | Supported Chipsets | Board Status Pages | Board Status | Blob Matrix | Build Status
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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Inteltool | Msrtool | Ectool | Hardware tools | Abuild | SerialICE
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Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Build HOWTO | Downloads | Documentation | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Build from Windows
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Support
Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Glossary | coreboot Options
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make menuconfig in coreboot


Events

Upcoming Events

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