Trying to read the flashrom on this laptop, but is not supported. Want to read out the bios and rewrite the file to an identical laptop motherboard which had a bad flash, and has no known recovery method, so trying to flash in circuit.
flashrom v0.9.8-r1887 on Linux 3.13.0-46-generic (i686)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org
flashrom was built with libpci 3.2.1, GCC 4.8.2, little endian
Command line (3 args): flashrom -p internal -V
Calibrating delay loop... OS timer resolution is 1 usecs, 830M loops per second, 10 myus = 12 us, 100 myus = 101 us, 1000 myus = 999 us, 10000 myus = 10018 us, 4 myus = 5 us, OK.
Initializing internal programmer
No coreboot table found.
Using Internal DMI decoder.
DMI string chassis-type: "Other"
DMI chassis-type is not specific enough.
DMI string system-manufacturer: "PACKARD BELL BV"
DMI string system-product-name: "EasyNote MH45 "
DMI string system-version: "PE2 "
DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "PACKARD BELL BV"
DMI string baseboard-product-name: "EasyNote MH45 "
DMI string baseboard-version: " "
W836xx enter config mode worked or we were already in config mode. W836xx leave config mode had no effect.
Active config mode, unknown reg 0x20 ID: 85.
Please send the output of "flashrom -V -p internal" to
email@example.com with W836xx: your board name: flashrom -V
as the subject to help us finish support for your Super I/O. Thanks.
Found ITE EC, ID 0x8512, Rev 0x60 on port 0x2e.
WARNING! You may be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop. We could
not detect this for sure because your vendor has not setup the SMBIOS
tables correctly. You can enforce execution by adding
'-p internal:laptop=this_is_not_a_laptop' to the command line, but
please read the following warning if you are not sure.
Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we
recommend to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller
(EC) in these machines often interacts badly with flashing.
See the manpage and http://www.flashrom.org/Laptops for details.
If flash is shared with the EC, erase is guaranteed to brick your laptop
and write may brick your laptop.
Read and probe may irritate your EC and cause fan failure, backlight
failure and sudden poweroff.
You have been warned.
Error: Programmer initialization failed.