sgabios - bios option rom to provide legacy serial console for x86

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sgabios
Package version 0.0~svn8
Package release 3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 48 B
Download size 7.11 KB
Official Mirror
The Google Serial Graphics Adapter BIOS or SGABIOS provides a means for
legacy x86 software to communicate with an attached serial console as if
a video card were attached. SGABIOS is designed to be inserted into a BIOS
as an option rom to provide over a serial port the display and input
capabilities normally handled by a VGA adapter and a keyboard. SGABIOS
can be used to feature OS independent serial console redirection in Qemu.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sgabios_0.0~svn8-3_all.deb 0.0~svn8 all Ubuntu Universe
sgabios - - -


Name Value
qemu-system-x86 <= 1.5.0+dfsg-5


Type URL
Binary Package sgabios_0.0~svn8-3_all.deb
Source Package sgabios

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sgabios deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sgabios




2013-12-06 - Daniel Beyer <>
sgabios (0.0~svn8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Made sgabios multiarch aware (Closes: #731490)
* Set Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed)
2013-07-28 - Daniel Beyer <>
sgabios (0.0~svn8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added build dependency on gcc-multilib [amd64]. (Closes: #718142)
* Added a symlink /usr/share/qemu/sgabios.bin pointing to the sgabios x86
bios option rom. This link was provided by qemu-system-x86 but has been
removed after 1.5.0+dfsg-5 to prevent a possibly dangling symlink.
2013-04-30 - Daniel Beyer <>
sgabios (0.0~svn8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #706204)

See Also

Package Description
sgf2dg_4.026-10_i386.deb Creates TeX files from Go game records
sgml-base-doc_1.99.1_all.deb Documentation for sgml-base
sgml-spell-checker_0.0.20040919-3_all.deb spell checker for SGML documents
sgml2x_1.0.0-11.4_all.deb generic formatter for SGML/XML documents using DSSSL stylesheets
sgmls-doc_1.03ii-34_all.deb HTML documentation of libsgmls-perl and sgmlspl
sgmlspl_1.03ii-34_all.deb SGMLS-based example Perl script for processing SGML parser output
sgmltools-lite_3.0.3.0.cvs.20010909-19_all.deb convert DocBook SGML source into HTML using DSSSL
sgrep_1.94a-4_i386.deb tool to search a file for structured pattern
sgt-puzzles_20140928.r10274-1_i386.deb Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle games
shaarli_0.0.42~beta~dfsg1-2ubuntu1_all.deb Personal, minimalist, super-fast and no-database Delicious clone
shadowsocks_2.1.0-1_all.deb Fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls
shairport-sync_2.8.0-1_i386.deb AirPlay audio player
shake_1.0.2-1_all.deb Testing engine for the Lua language version 5.1
shanty_3-4_all.deb Makes a whopping great postscript file from an image and a text
shapelib_1.3.0-5_i386.deb Library for reading and writing ESRI Shapefiles - tools