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Life has moved to linuxBIOS

If you are looking for a great free BIOS, visit http://www.linuxbios.org/

This project (freebios) hosted the linuxBIOS source code repository for a time. This project is now largely dormant. Please visit linuxBIOS's website instead.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2006-12-09

FreeBIOS snapshot 20010708 uploaded

CVS snapshot of FreeBIOS from March 21, 2001 was uploaded. More mainboard support, several improvements, ...

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-07-08

FreeBIOS 20010321 snapshot uploaded

CVS snapshot of FreeBIOS from March 21, 2001 was uploaded. More mainboard support, several improvements, ...

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-03-21

FreeBIOS 20001108 snapshot uploaded

Another CVS snapshot of FreeBIOS development tree has been posted. Includes many mainboard support improvements, improved kernel support through patches, and several bug fixes.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-11-09

FreeBIOS web page revamped

Special thanks to Ben Keane, who revamped the FreeBIOS web page. Visit the home page at http://freebios.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-10-27

New Mainboards supported

Here's the list
WINFAST 6300
PROCOM BST1B
VIA VT5292A
Intel L440GX+
Gigabit GA-6BXC

Posted by Ronald G. Minnich 2000-10-12

Linuxbios uploaded

Linuxbios is now part of freebios. The build mechanism is different, since we support more than one bios out of the shared tree.

To build a bios for, e.g., the SIS630, you would:
cd freebios/linuxbios/SIS630
make

For the 630, this creates a romimage which can be burned into a 28SF040 flash part. How you get the romimage file to the flash part is up to you.

For the L440GX, what is created are a sequence of files to be used on an Intel phlash disk. See the ROOTDOIT script to see how to get the files onto a disk.... read more

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-06-02

bcc compiler uploaded

Bruce Evans' 16-bit C compiler is now packaged and made easily available, ideally for BIOS programmers who would prefer to program in 16-bit C instead of assembly.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-03-06

Build system now automake

The FreeBIOS build system has been converted to use automake.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-03-05

Code lands in CVS

The STPC BIOS code is in CVS, under the 'freebios' module.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2000-03-04