Have managed to flash John Lewis's latest rom to my stumpy chromebox, it has revived
it and then I installed windows 10 64bit version used it flawlessly for a day, went to
shut down and blue power on button just kept flashing so I decided to hold it until it
went off, the next day I pressed the power button and now nothing happens, back to were I
was before I flashed. (the fan spins for a second and stops for 2 or 3 seconds and repeats
this process). Have tested the power supply with a multimeter for voltages and all seems
to be good. Do you think my bios chip has failed or could it be more hardware related.
On Monday, 25 January 2016, 22:58, Stefan Tauner
On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:37:18 +0000
Simon Ramage <freeballsdeuce(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Hello, hope you can help me, I have bricked my
chromebox, been using a
pomona clip via a raspberry pi on my spi, running flashrom, which finds my
winbond chip but when i try to write to it, flashrom comes back with an
error saying "image size (4096 B) doesn't match the flash chip's size
That would mean that you try to write a 4 kB file to an 8 MB flash
chip. flashrom won't allow that for good reasons. It seems like you are
confusing two files IMHO. The 4 kB file is probably just the flash
descriptor but that alone is probably not what you want to write.
and when i go to the properties of the image it is
the chip's size.
I certainly doubt that. It is more likely that you are comparing
something else than flashrom does (i.e. you are looking at the wrong
Have tried using hex editor on windows and flashing
format but keep getting same error message, hope you can help me with
regard to this, thankyou.
You probably want to use a pre-built image by John Lewis. They should
have the correct size...
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner