On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 03:40:43PM +0200, Yuri Schaeffer wrote:
Hi, I tried to flash to the latest BIOS for my board but it failed at verifying. The backup I made a few minutes earlier has the same problem. I did not (dare to) reboot the system. Attached flashrom output and lspci -vvnnxxx.
board: via epia cn 1000eg southbr: VT8237R Plus (according to the specs) flashrom: v0.9.1-r750 bios image: 1.14, 2009/07/31, http://www.via.com.tw/servlet/downloadSvl?id=400&download_file_id=4942
Currently I have no idea how to repair my system. Folks at #flashrom pointed me to here.
Conclusion for this is that this is most likely a broken flashchip.
Rudolf and Carl-daniel spent a lot of time working with Yuri on irc to try to resolve this, to no avail.
Rudolf provided a quick hack to try to at least have the checksum be correct and hopefully have the machine boot again.
But the final solution for Yuri is probably getting a new chip from somewhere.