It is assumed that you are running GNU/Linux (no other operating system is known to work with this release).
What is libreboot?
Information about this release can be found at release.html. Always check libreboot.org for updates.
The release page and future/index.html contain details about future work.
Information about what systems libreboot supports.
Information about how to install libreboot on supported targets, using software and/or dedicated hardware.
Installing GNU/Linux distributions, preparing bootable USB drives, changing the default GRUB menu and so on.
This also contains guides for fully encrypted Trisquel and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre installations.
Information about configuring libreboot, building from source, maintaining the project, working in git and so on.
Information about fonts and keyboard layouts used in GRUB.
Random topics that don't belong anywhere else.
Libreboot is a coreboot distribution (distro) with proprietary software removed, intended to be a free (libre) 'BIOS' replacement for your computer.
Read the full Free Software definition.
Libreboot is not a fork of coreboot, despite misconceptions of this fact. Libreboot (downstream supplier) is a parallel effort which works closely with and re-bases on the latest coreboot (upstream supplier) every so often.
As such, all new coreboot development should be done in coreboot, not libreboot! Libreboot is about deblobbing, and packaging coreboot in a user-friendly way, where most work is already done for the user! If, for example you wanted to attempt porting a new motherboard then you should do that in coreboot. Libreboot will (as a downstream) receive your change at some point in the future, in a future release.
On the other hand, coreboot is also strict about what it accepts (merges) into the main git repository: most of the time, a lot of changes are under review at review.coreboot.org (as a way of encouraging as much further development as possible before accepting the patch).
Meanwhile, libreboot is a lot less strict in this area and freely merges specific patches that are desirable, sometimes before they are merged into coreboot's main repository.
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