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'''Related Tools'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.<hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]]</small>
'''Related Tools'''<br /><small>Tools and libraries related to coreboot.<hr />[[Flashrom]] | [[Superiotool]] | [[Nvramtool]] | [[Buildrom]] | [[Mkelfimage]] | [[Inteltool]]</small>

Revision as of 13:14, 27 March 2009

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 a so-called payload.

We currently support ca. 200 different mainboards (v3: 16, v2: 120, v1: 64, some duplicates included).

10 years!

Anton Borisov interviewed the original developers (german version) as the Open Source PC firmware celebrates ten years of activity!

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
  • Avoids the need for a slow/buggy/proprietary BIOS
  • Written in C, contains virtually no assembly code
  • Supports many mainboards, devices, and payloads

  • Desktop PCs, servers, clusters, thin clients
  • Clusters, high-performance computing
  • Embedded solutions, STBs/HTPC, appliances, terminals
  • No-moving-parts solutions (ROM chip as "disk")
  • Non-standard scenarios (e.g. FPGA in Opteron socket)

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Find out more about coreboot.
News | Press | Logo | Events | History | Screenshots & Videos | Contributors | Sponsors | Products | Clusters | Vendors

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Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Coreboot v3 | Doxygen | Browse Source | JTAG | EHCI Debug Port | Testsystem | GSoC | Ideas | Laptop | Desktops

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

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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
Flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Buildrom | Mkelfimage | Inteltool

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Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Downloads | Documentation | Build Tutorials | Payloads | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Confirmed Working SVN Revisions | Misc

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Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Issue Tracker | Glossary | corebootv2 Options


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