[LinuxBIOS] Flashrom is not detecting 2MiB flash

Alan Carvalho de Assis acassis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 13:42:00 CEST 2006

Hi Bari,

On 9/5/06, Bari Ari <bari at onelabs.com> wrote:

> You're probably going to need access to the VT8237 programming guide.

I asked VIA for one VT8237 programming guide, but they don't supply me one.

You are going to run into issues with the VT8237 accessing  address
> space with block locking registers in the SST49LF160C or SST49LF016C.

Sure, the original MB flash part is 256KB, but I see it detect 512KB flashes

Are you sure the SST49LF160C follows jedec routines completely? I seem
> to recall the SST 16Mb parts vary some.

Well, I am not a flash expert, but I don't see any warnning on SST49LF160C

Bari, do you know whether VT8237 can work with LinuxBIOS VT8235 code or not?

Stefan suggest me it maybe has just minor changes, as you has the VT8237
datasheet, can you please confirm it?


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