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|Name=Coreboot
 
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|Short description=Free BIOS replacement
 
|Short description=Free BIOS replacement
|Full description=Coreboot is a free BIOS replacement, writeable to flash. It boots up the computer, then runs a payload that loads a bootlader, such as GRUB, from the preferred storage medium. The BIOS/UEFI implementation on many computers is one of the last few pieces of non-free software, which Coreboot may replace.
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|Full description=Coreboot is a free BIOS replacement, writeable to flash. It boots up the computer, then runs a payload that loads a bootlader, such as GRUB, from the preferred storage medium. The BIOS/UEFI implementation on many computers is one of the last few pieces of non-free software, and Coreboot may replace it.
 
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Note that according to the 'Secure'/Restricted Boot specifications, Microsoft-approved UEFI implementations cannot be easily replaced with firmware of a user's choice.
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The list of [http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards currently supported motherboards] is growing, and Coreboot could use your help porting to more.
 
The list of [http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards currently supported motherboards] is growing, and Coreboot could use your help porting to more.
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Note that according to the 'Secure'/Restricted Boot specifications, Microsoft-approved UEFI implementations cannot be easily replaced with firmware of a user's choice, short of using JTAG or a soldering iron.
 
|Homepage URL=http://http://www.coreboot.org
 
|Homepage URL=http://http://www.coreboot.org
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No

Revision as of 15:07, 11 July 2012

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Coreboot

http://www.coreboot.org
Coreboot is a free BIOS replacement, writeable to flash. It boots up the computer, then runs a payload that loads a bootlader, such as GRUB, from the preferred storage medium. The BIOS/UEFI implementation on many computers is one of the last few pieces of non-free software, and Coreboot may replace it.

The list of currently supported motherboards is growing, and Coreboot could use your help porting it to more.

Note that according to the 'Secure'/Restricted Boot specifications, Microsoft-approved UEFI implementations cannot be easily replaced with firmware of a user's choice, short of using JTAG or a soldering iron.

Documentation

* Build and Install Instructions

"IRC http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=coreboot " IRC development channel
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=coreboot


Download

VCS Checkout

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Andrew Engelbrecht11 July 2012



Leaders and contributors

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://review.coreboot.org/gitweb?p=coreboot.git;a=tree
Everyone. Mailing List Info/Archive http://www.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build make
Required to use ncurses
Required to build gcc / g++

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 July 2012.



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