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Revision as of 17:33, 18 April 2014



Free BIOS replacement

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.


* Build and Install Instructions

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


Download version 4.5 (stable)
released on 18 October 2016

VCS Checkout


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Andrew Engelbrecht11 July 2012

Leaders and contributors

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Everyone.Mailing List Info/Archivehttp://www.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot
DeveloperBug Trackinghttps://ticket.coreboot.org/
User, developerHomepagehttps://www.coreboot.org/Welcome_to_coreboot
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://review.coreboot.org/gitweb?p=coreboot.git;a=tree

Software prerequisites

Required to buildmake
Required to usencurses
Required to buildgcc / g++

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 November 2016.


"Everyone." is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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