* Uwe Hermann <uwe(a)hermann-uwe.de> [060804 00:05]:
This seems really strange - could it be that the chips
are not only
"empty" but also do not have an ID hardcoded in them? I.e. is it
possible that the 0xFF is actually correct? If so, I could skip the
vendor ID check and just try/force writing, maybe...
I don't believe so. ("But I would not bet my leg for it either")
Basically if you can't ID a chip, you can't write to it either.
Some board vendors, Asus is known to be one of them, secure their boards
from "flash viruses" (did they mean linuxbios?) with additional GPIO linux
This kind of stuff requires reverse engineering (which was legal in
Germany last time I had to do this) or a loooot of patience talking to
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