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AMD Provides Coreboot Support For Fusion

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Published on 03 March 2011 05:01 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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AMD has been quite friendly towards the Coreboot project (what used to be LinuxBIOS) with releasing support for new chipsets and other engineering assistance. This support has not dried up at all but has only expanded with AMD's recent release of Coreboot code to support the Embedded G-Series Fusion processor.

Patches from AMD began back in February and they have blogged about the work here and here.

Marc Jones, a Coreboot developer at Sage Electronic Engineering, was involved with this latest AMD code release and he writes to Phoronix: "The release includes support for the Embedded G-Series Fusion processor (fam14 and sb800). It also included Fam10 code, which coreboot already had some support for. AMD has really stepped it up this time. The code is the same code that BIOS vendors get, and not a port or limited support that coreboot has received from AMD in the past."

Have you started (or tried) using Coreboot yet? Share your successes and failures in our forums.

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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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