i am not exactly sure what he wants to tell me... :) xvilka, maybe you wanna message him directly and/or look at the memphis postings... would be much appreciated. i could not find a working download link for his stuff.
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Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:44:55 +0400 From: Alexey firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [flashrom] Gembird-PCI-VIA VT6421A-W39V040C
Sorry Stefan! I was thinking You are from Gembird!!!!!
Hello Stefan. You have to look here: http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=11:38403-27 , the Man called "Memphis" made a perfect "ROM" and "Writer" for VIA6421A based controllers. There are a lots of HDD utilities included and ROM code was excellent modified. So I use it now, and actively participate in testing of new releases. The forum is Russian and language Russian, but if You have some technical knowledge, could be fine. He found a lots lots lots of mistakes and just stupid things in VIA original BIOS. There was a lot of complains from users for Your W39V040B Flash chip, as it known as a broken/malfunctioning/low-cost in the professional world, this chip can't be flashed on board of VIA6421A. I was happy and lucky, the W39V040C is good and do not have any problems and it flashed easily not like "B". Alexey