Sorry for missing you guys earlier. It works.

Note that this is an EP-9NPa7I. But eh whatever.


flashrom v0.9.3-r1338 on Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (x86_64), built with libpci 3.1.7, GCC 4.5.2, little endian
flashrom is free software, get the source code at

Calibrating delay loop... delay loop is unreliable, trying to continue OK.
Found chipset "NVIDIA CK804", enabling flash write... OK.
This chipset supports the following protocols: Non-SP.
Disabling flash write protection for board "EPoX EP-8NPA7I"... OK.
Found chip "SST SST49LF004A/B" (512 kB, FWH) at physical address 0xfff80000.
Flash image seems to be a legacy BIOS. Disabling coreboot-related checks.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Done.
Verifying flash... VERIFIED.  

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Stefan Tauner <> wrote:
hello clr!

you have missed carl-daniel or vice-versa one time and you never came
back after that.
i have dug up some info about the predecessor of your board i.e. 8NPA7I.
the board enable that was executed on your machine by mistake is not
complete (not even for the 8NPA7I) so it is expected to not work for
i have not reverse engineered your bios (update tool), so i am not sure
at all that the attached patch would help and not reboot/ruin/ignite
your machine. but if you are brave you can try it.

PS: this patch is not for merge, because we have no idea what 0x92
really does imho. but we could incorporate this into a board enable
function, if it really works or do you (fellow flashrom dev) think it is
ok to just merge it as is?
PPS: this is just a port of
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner