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coreboot: Adding support for a system near you

Peter Stuge

The BIOS and it's successor EFI are considered by many to be the final frontier for open source software in commodity PCs. This talk briefly describes the BIOS replacement coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS) and then focuses on what is required to bring up a PC from power on to where an operating system can run, and how coreboot approaches the problem.