freeBIOS is designed to be a generic open source firmware for use in any PC-like system. Firmware initializes a computer and its peripherals, and then transfers control to the operating system. Firmware also provides various interfaces which operating systems may call to accomplish certain system-wide tasks like power management or PCI bus scanning.
Release Notes: Better mainboard support, new chip support, bugfixes, and more.
Release Notes: This release includes new flash utilities for SiS boards, improved SiS, Intel, and other mainboard support, and new Linux kernel patches for improved kernel support of LinuxBIOS.
Release Notes: Support for more mainboards.
Release Notes: linuxbios project merged with FreeBIOS. FreeBIOS, courtesy of Ronald Minnich and the linuxbios team, can now boot a slightly modified Linux 2.3.x kernel on the Intel L440GX motherboard, and on the SiS 630 motherboard.