[LinuxBIOS] #67: 24c02 support

LinuxBIOS svn at openbios.org
Mon Dec 18 21:34:34 CET 2006

#67: 24c02 support
    Reporter:  puzzles      |         Owner:  somebody         
        Type:  enhancement  |        Status:  closed           
    Priority:  minor        |     Milestone:                   
   Component:  code         |       Version:  v2               
  Resolution:  worksforme   |      Keywords:                   
Dependencies:               |   Patchstatus:  there is no patch
Comment (by puzzles):

 That's fine for people with LinuxBIOS already in their BIOS, but those
 without are SOL.
 My situation is that I'm on a Dell Latitude C600 that is in desperate need
 of a BIOS upgrade. I have no floppy drives and only Debian is installed,
 but the only way to upgrade the flash is by using a floppy disk or doing
 it from Windows. So I installed flashrom from unstable:
 flashrom - Universal flash programming utility
 I don't know if flashrom is LinuxBIOS-specific or if it is as Debian
 suggests, 'universal' but there is still a chicken-and-egg problem when
 flashing machines that don't already have a LinuxBIOS in place, so I feel
 this should be supported.

 Here is my output:
  $ sudo flashrom
  Calibrating delay loop... ok
  No LinuxBIOS table found.
  Enabling flash write on PIIX4/PIIX4E/PIIX4M...OK
  No EEPROM/flash device found.

 It also turns out I gave the CMOS part number. I'm still trying to figure
 out the actual EEPROM part number without opening my laptop. (I've been in
 there, it's annoying.)

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.linuxbios.org/trac/LinuxBIOS/ticket/67#comment:2>
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