Hello Stefan, I have other via system as a spare and flash PLCC chips are placed in socket so it was not big risk to try ;-) After erasing, re-flashing & rebooting - system is up and running. To be sure erasing works I read erased flash to file - was full of "0xFF". So I can confirm that flashrom works for my via Epia - log attached.
-- Best regards Piotr Czepek
2011/10/27 Stefan Tauner firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:17:23 +0200 Piotr Czepek email@example.com wrote:
Hello, I tried to re-flash VIA Epia mb with flashrom. Chipset is marked as untested, so I attached report for you.
Just for test - I read flash image to file and I wrote it back. After reboot system is alive, so I think flasrom works fine with this mb ;)
Thanks for your effort! If you look at the end of your write log you will see a lot of address ranges followed by an 'S'. This indicates that flashrom has detected that the current content already matches the data to write and *S*kips that range. Naturally in your case it skips the whole image and hence the log is no proof of erase + write working correctly. If you have means to recover a failed write (or an UPS and some patience) or if you are brave enough you can try to first erase the chip with -E and write the backup image afterwards like you did already. I have no experience with the VIA chips you have, so i can't say if it is fairly safe or not (i guess so). If that would be my productive machine i would not try it... some glitch can always occur... -- Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner