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(The i945 laptop stuff is no longer breaking news, has been there many months.)
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We currently support '''[[Supported Motherboards|223]]''' different mainboards.
We currently support '''[[Supported Motherboards|223]]''' different mainboards.
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'''Breaking News:''' coreboot now supports two Intel i945 based notebooks, [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot-announce/2010-May/000007.html Getac P470] and [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot-announce/2010-January/000006.html Roda RK886EX]. Big thanks to our sponsors:
* secunet Security Networks AG
* Bundesamt fr Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie (German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI)
Support has been developed by [http://coresystems.de coresystems GmbH].

Revision as of 15:45, 5 September 2010

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.

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.

We currently support 223 different mainboards.

  • 100% Free Software (GPL), no royalties, no license fees!
  • Fast boot times (3 seconds to Linux console)
  • Supports many mainboards, chipsets, and payloads

  • Desktop PCs and servers
  • Clusters
  • Embedded solutions

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

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Get involved! Help us make coreboot better.
Development Guidelines | Developer Manual | Doxygen | Browse Source | GSoC | SerialICE | Flag Days

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Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported Boards | Supported Chipsets | Build Status

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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to coreboot.
Flashrom | Superiotool | Nvramtool | Buildrom | Mkelfimage | Inteltool | Msrtool | Ectool | Hardware tools

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Getting Started
Download coreboot and get started.
Build HOWTO | Downloads | Documentation | Board Tutorials | QEMU | AMD SimNow | Build from Windows

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

  • 2010/06/09-12: coreboot exhibits at LinuxTag in Berlin