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BeagleBone Port Of CoreBoot Going Mainline

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Published on 26 May 2013 12:25 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot
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Coreboot support for the popular BeagleBone ARM development board is being pushed mainline.

Hitting the Coreboot Git repository on Sunday morning by Google developers was the initial BeagleBone support.

This support includes handling the TI AM335X ARMv7 processor plus other bits specific to the BeagleBone. This is just yet another important milestone for Coreboot, which is thriving now largely due to Google's use of Coreboot on their Chrome OS systems for speedy yet secure booting.

On a related note, coming up soon on Phoronix will be BeagleBone Black benchmarks. The new Beagle Bone Black features a 1GHz ARM Sitara Cortex-A8, 2GB of onboard memory, USB / HDMI / uSD / ethernet connectivity, and is compatible with Ubuntu, Android, and other Linux systems.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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