On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:56:42 +0000 a webuser firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've found lots of helpful info on using Flashrom for updating an HP xw9400 BIOS using an Ubuntu Live DVD, but the commands never seem to include any path information!
flashrom -r biosbackup.rom
flashrom -w 7D6_0403.bin
In the first and third lines, where does Flashrom assume the files are located if no path is supplied? If I install a floppy to read/write to, what is the path syntax?
About the Ubuntu Live DVD, could someone add a little more info to these cryptic instructions to install Flashrom (is this multiple steps)?
install flashrom (open a terminal from the start menu, do sudo su) using apt-get install flashrom
what you are looking for is very basic information on Linux (Unix actually). Most of the documentation of flashrom assumes some familiarity with these basic concepts (anything else does not make sense or every small project like flashrom would have to duplicate all the basic information about all operating systems they suppor).
Your specific question is for example answered here: http://www.linux-tutorial.info/modules.php?name=MContent&pageid=17
You are referring to some ubuntu live DVD documentation... where is that information? I assume you do not mean the line "Installation: sudo aptitude install flashrom" on http://flashrom.org/Downloads ? If it is not hosted on flashrom.org we probably are not able to change it and you should contact the author of that information (that principle applies to pretty much everything on the internet ;)
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