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OpenBIOS - Code Releases

Welcome to the OpenBIOS download page. Here you'll find releases of OpenBIOS components.

We are currently working hard toward the release of OpenBIOS v1.0. See the OpenBIOS issue tracker for milestones, tasks and open bugs.

All the releases on this page are rather old. It is suggested that you have a look at the OpenBIOS download page to get a development snapshot of OpenBIOS.


Download the latest release of OpenBIOS including the Forth kernel and all of the IEEE 1275-1994 compliant Forth code for user interface, client interface and device interface.

Latest release version is: OpenBIOS 1.0alpha1 (2006-10-12)

NOTE: The FCODE utilities are no longer part of the main OpenBIOS distribution. Have a look at the FCODE suite if you are looking for toke and detok.


There is also an ancient stand-alone version of the OpenBIOS Forth kernel BeginAgain.

The last released stand-alone version is: BeginAgain 1.1 (2003-10-12).

NOTE: You should use the latest version of BeginAgain that is present in the complete OpenBIOS release above. It is much newer than BeginAgain 1.1 and it supports cross compiling and lots of other nifty features. BeginAgain 1.1 is here for educational purposes only: The core binary is only 6k on x86.

Development Environment

FCode Suite

Download the latest version of the FCode Suite, including an FCode detokenizer, an FCode tokenizer and the romheader utility.

Go to the FCode Suite page (2006-09-21)


Download the latest release of detok, the OpenBIOS FCode detokenizer.

Latest release version is: detok-1.0.0 (2006-10-15)


Download the latest release of toke, the OpenBIOS FCode tokenizer.

Latest release version is: toke-1.0.1 (2006-10-15)


Romheaders is a small utility to dump the pci header information from pci rom images in human readable form. Romheaders is part of the FCODE suite now.


/dev/bios is obsolete and has been replaced by a new and better utility. Please download a LinuxBIOS snapshot and use the flashrom utility from LinuxBIOSv2/util/flashrom.