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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.
'''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 [[Payloads|payload]].
It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes what is called a [[Payloads|payload]].


Some of the many possible payloads are: a [[Linux]] kernel, [[FILO]] (a GRUB-like bootloader for booting from disk), [[GRUB2]], [http://www.openbios.org/Open_Firmware Open Firmware], [[Etherboot]]/[[GPXE]], [[SeaBIOS]] (for booting Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, NetBSD and Linux), and [[Payloads|many others]].
Some of the many possible payloads are: a [[Linux]] kernel, [[FILO]] (a GRUB-like bootloader for booting from disk), [[GRUB2]], [http://www.openbios.org/Open_Firmware Open Firmware], [[Etherboot]]/[[GPXE]], [[SeaBIOS]] (for booting Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, NetBSD and Linux), and [[Payloads|many others]].

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