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On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 03:26:12PM -0800, roger wrote:
On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 19:31 +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 12:53:01AM -0500, Corey Osgood wrote:
On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 14:00 +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
I've had the serial cable setup a couple years ago & working but was having problems flashing any builds to my bios chips as it seemed, at the time, Intel had masked the BIOS to prevent flashing unless it was first unmasked. (Unknown if the current flash script in V2 works and/or MTD finds the masked BIOS chip on my Tyan 1832DL or 440BX boards.)
I think I'm seeing the same thing, flashrom doesn't seem to be able to see the BIOS chip (although it does find the northbridge correctly). So I'm using a windows 98se boot floppy without the ramdisk, with dos-mode USB drivers, award's aflash, and a usb flash drive that I'm using to transfer built bios' with. I'd almost say it works better than flashrom, since I don't need to boot a full linux system to flash, but that's just my opinion (and this situation).
I'd like to fix flashrom if possible. You probably need to add some board-specific code to util/flashrom/flash_enable.c, see for example: http://tracker.linuxbios.org/trac/LinuxBIOS/browser/trunk/LinuxBIOSv2/util/f...
FWIW, I'm using my Gigabyte GA-6BXC board (440BX, PIIX4) to flash LinuxBIOS images, and it works just fine.
Right... Intel written all over my board except for the name Tyan
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03) 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02) 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
That looks like it should work. If it doesn't it's quite probably a mainboard-specific issue.
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Thu Mar 1 15:24:41 PST 2007