The wiki is being retired!
Documentation is now handled by the same processes 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!
Note: These snapshots are for people, who use Linux as operating system and are able to build software from the source code.
There is no easy to install package for people who want to quickly try out a new BIOS on their computer, yet. For this purpose we will soon provide a disk image, which you can use with the QEMU emulator to test coreboot on your Linux, OS X and Windows computers (without having to do any hardware changes).
There is an archive of coreboot snapshots available at qa.coreboot.org. A new tar.bz2 file is created whenever the repository changes.
coreboot keeps its development tree in a Subversion repository.
You can check it out as follows (see end of list for a firewall-friendly version):
If you want the current stable version of coreboot (ca. 69 MB data as of 10/2008):
$ svn co svn://coreboot.org/coreboot/trunk coreboot
If you want a specific revision (see the Confirmed working svn revisions page):
$ svn co svn://coreboot.org/coreboot/trunk coreboot -r 4898
coreboot v3 was an experimental development tree of coreboot which should not be used anymore (there are only very few exceptions)! Most features from v3 are gradually being merged back into the main tree. If you want this experimental coreboot v3 tree (ca. 16 MB data as of 10/2008):
If you want the old, unmaintained and unsupported coreboot v1 tree (ca. 47 MB data as of 10/2008):
If your company installed a firewall that blocks the svn port (3690) you can also check out using the webdav frontend:
$ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/coreboot-v2 $ cd coreboot-v2/util $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/nvramtool $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/superiotool $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/mptable $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/ectool $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/getpir $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repository/coreboot-v3/util/x86emu $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/msrtool $ svn co https://svn.coreboot.org/repos/trunk/util/inteltool
Developer access with write permission
Access for developers with write permission, is very similar to anonymous access. Just add your Subversion username as follows when checking out the repository:
$ svn co svn://<username>@coreboot.org/repos/trunk/coreboot-v2
Source code browsing
You can also browse the coreboot Subversion repository online using the Trac interface.
Repositories on coreboot.org
- coreboot v1
- coreboot v2
- coreboot v3