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- SeaBIOS (bios.bin) is the successor of pc bios.
See for more information.
- The VGA BIOS and the Cirrus VGA BIOS come from the LGPL VGA bios
project (
- The PowerPC Open Hack'Ware Open Firmware Compatible BIOS is
available at
- OpenBIOS ( is a free (GPL v2) portable
firmware implementation. The goal is to implement a 100% IEEE
1275-1994 (referred to as Open Firmware) compliant firmware.
The included images for PowerPC (for 32 and 64 bit PPC CPUs),
Sparc32 (including QEMU,tcx.bin and QEMU,cgthree.bin) and Sparc64 are built
from OpenBIOS SVN revision 1280.
- SLOF (Slimline Open Firmware) is a free IEEE 1275 Open Firmware
implementation for certain IBM POWER hardware. The sources are at, and the image currently in qemu is
built from git tag qemu-slof-20140404.
- sgabios (the Serial Graphics Adapter option ROM) provides a means for
legacy x86 software to communicate with an attached serial console as
if a video card were attached. The master sources reside in a subversion
repository at A git mirror is
available at git://
- The PXE roms come from the iPXE project. Built with BANNER_TIME 0.
Sources available at Vendor:Device ID -> ROM mapping:
8086:100e -> pxe-e1000.rom
8086:1209 -> pxe-eepro100.rom
1050:0940 -> pxe-ne2k_pci.rom
1022:2000 -> pxe-pcnet.rom
10ec:8139 -> pxe-rtl8139.rom
1af4:1000 -> pxe-virtio.rom
- The S390 zipl loader is an addition to the official IBM s390-tools
package. That fork is maintained in its own git repository at:
- The sources for the Alpha palcode image is available from: