Projects / Coreboot


Coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a project that aims to replace the normal BIOS with a little bit of hardware initialization and a payload. Payloads can include a compressed Linux kernel, FILO, GRUB2, OpenBIOS, Open Firmware, SmartFirmware, GNUFI (UEFI), Etherboot, ADLO (for booting Windows and OpenBSD), Plan 9, or memtest86.


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5471 21 Apr 2010

Added support for the SMSC FDC37C932 Super I/O, Nokia IP530, ICH6 Southbridge, 82915 Series Northbridge, P4 6xx Series CPU, IP1000 GPIO, Micro-FCBG...

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  •  01 Jun 2011 07:01

Release Notes: Numerous bugs were fixed. Conformance was fixed. Windows support was improved. Boot-time speedups were made.

  •  15 May 2011 08:14

Release Notes: Support was added for the Advansus A785E-I and the Siemens SITEMP-G1 mainboards. Assorted bugs were fixed.

  •  01 May 2011 13:46

Release Notes: Support was added for the Lenovo ThinkPad T60, Nuvoton NCT6776F, and memory mapped UARTs. Support was added for the OXPCIe952 using the new UART code. Numerous platform enhancements and platform bugfixes were made. Dead code was cleaned up.

  •  17 Apr 2011 10:54

Release Notes: Initial support was added for ServerEngines' SE-SM 4210-P01. Lenovo H8 and PMH7 support was addded. GPIO support was fixed for the PC87384. Bugs in the i945 code were fixed. Cruft was removed. Other code cleanups were done.

  •  09 Apr 2011 19:40

Release Notes: Bugs in the code supporting the Lenovo X60 were fixed.

RSS Recent comments

28 Jan 2008 09:12 imipak Thumbs up

Re: Now boots Plan 9

> Now boots Plan 9 from Bell Labs. Fancy

> any name changing?

See what you've done? "coreboot" sounds like something one does with a coredump. (Seriously, you're right, the name was getting inaccurate.)

02 Jul 2006 07:14 ems9 Thumbs up

Now boots Plan 9
Now boots Plan 9 from Bell Labs ( Fancy any name changing?


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