On 09/15/2020 12:39 PM, Mike Banon wrote:
Tell us your motherboard model etc, so that we can
learn more about
the possible recovery options just in case. Maybe you can get a dirt
cheap (2 dollar) flashrom-supported programmer like CH341A (green
PCB), remove a chip using a PLCC clip, insert to a programmer, backup
the contents and then do the experiments you'd like to try - and, if
anything goes wrong, you just restore a knowing good image using
On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:49 AM bizanmdg(a)gmail.com <bizanmdg(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I did an attempt just to see if flashing a ROM works on my motherboard
> before flashing i-PXE rom.
> I try to backup with command: flashrom -p internal -V -r biosback
> Then flashing the same backup: flashrom -p internal -V -w biosback
> No error occurs and after a reboot the system is OK.
> I am frightened to destroy entire BIOS while flashing an i-PXE rom on my
> onboard NIC.
> The previous mentioned backup is 1,048,576 bytes and seems realy large
> and may be it contains bios data other than PXE code.
> I have doubt where the program retrieve and write his data because there
> is no atheros feature for it.
> I want to know if there is any danger to alter the entire BIOS if I
> flash an i-PXE ROM on my onboard NIC ?
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The mother board is a Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2P (rev.1.5)