openbios - OpenBIOS implementation of IEEE 1275-1994

Distribution: Mageia 6.0
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: openbios
Package version: 1.1.svn1394
Package release: 2.mga6
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 2.62 MB
Download size: 239.72 KB
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The OpenBIOS project provides you with most free and open source Open Firmware implementations available. Here you find several implementations of IEEE 1275-1994 (Referred to as Open Firmware) compliant firmware. Among its features, Open Firmware provides an instruction set independent device interface. This can be used to boot the operating system from expansion cards without native initialization code. It is Open Firmware's goal to work on all common platforms, like x86, AMD64, PowerPC, ARM and Mips. With its flexible and modular design, Open Firmware targets servers, workstations and embedded systems, where a sane and unified firmware is a crucial design goal and reduces porting efforts noticably. Open Firmware is found on many servers and workstations and there are sever commercial implementations from SUN, Firmworks, CodeGen, Apple, IBM and others. In most cases, the Open Firmware implementations provided on this site rely on an additional low-level firmware for hardware initialization, such as coreboot or U-Boot.



  • openbios == 1.1.svn1394-2.mga6


  • qemu < 2.6.0-0.rc2.4.mga6


  • openbios-common
  • openbios-ppc
  • openbios-sparc32
  • openbios-sparc64

    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install openbios rpm package:
      # urpmi openbios


    • /usr/share/doc/openbios/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/openbios/README
    • /usr/share/doc/openbios/VERSION
    • /usr/share/qemu/openbios-ppc
    • /usr/share/qemu/openbios-sparc32
    • /usr/share/qemu/openbios-sparc64


    2016-04-20 - blino <blino> 1.1.svn1394-2.mga6 + Revision: 1003659 - conflict with qemu < 2.6.0-0.rc2.4.mga6 which provided openbios files

    2016-04-16 - tv <tv> 1.1.svn1394-1.mga6 + Revision: 1003013 - imported package openbios

    2016-04-07 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1394-1 - Update to r1394, pulls in some -Werror fixes

    2016-03-05 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1378-3 - Disable -Werror, hitting issues on gcc6

    2016-02-05 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1378-2 - Update to r1378 - Fix build with latest cross-gcc (bz 1282890)

    2016-02-04 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.1.svn1353-2 - Rebuilt for

    2015-11-17 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1353-1 - Update to r1353 for qemu 2.5

    2015-07-14 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1340-1 - Update to r1340 for qemu 2.4

    2015-06-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.1.svn1334-2 - Rebuilt for

    2015-03-18 - Cole Robinson <> 1.1.svn1334-1 - Update to r1334 for qemu 2.3