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Revision as of 00:59, 8 June 2007

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 a so-called payload, for example a Linux kernel, FILO, GRUB2, OpenBIOS, Open Firmware, SmartFirmware, GNUFI (UEFI), Etherboot, ADLO (for booting Windows 2000 and OpenBSD), Plan 9, or memtest86.

BenefitsThere are many reasons for using LinuxBIOS.


  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds from power-on to Linux console)
  • Avoids the need for a slow, buggy, proprietary BIOS
  • Runs in 32-Bit protected mode almost from the start
  • Written in C, contains virtually no assembly code
  • Supports a wide variety of hardware and payloads
  • Further features: netboot, serial console, remote flashing, ...

Use CasesLinuxBIOS can be deployed in a wide range of scenarios.


Quick-Links

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About
Find out more about LinuxBIOS.
News | Press | History | Documentation | Screenshots & Videos | Contributors | Sponsors

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Developers
Get involved! Help us make LinuxBIOS better!
Development Guidelines | Issue Tracker | Doxygen | Browse Source | JTAG | EHCI Debug Port | Testsystem | GSoC

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Status
Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Motherboards | Supported Chipsets & Devices | Build Status

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Vendors & Products
Do you want to deploy LinuxBIOS? Buy LinuxBIOS solutions?
Products | Clusters | Laptop | Desktops

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Getting Started
Download LinuxBIOS and get started!
Downloads | Payloads | QEMU | Build Tutorials | Confirmed Working SVN Revisions | Buildrom | Flashrom | Misc

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Support
Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Glossary | LinuxBIOS Options
A Super I/O chip, useful for setting up a serial console for early LinuxBIOS debugging.


News