[LinuxBIOS] [RFC] Call for Action: LinuxBIOS foundations

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Thu Aug 30 14:06:08 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 01:25:27PM +0200, Rasmus Wiman wrote:
> Ward Vandewege <ward at gnu.org> wrote:
> > Just for the record; if you buy an M57SLI now, it's a new revision
> > with SPI rom chip. The second position is still unpopulated, but the
> > paths are now also SPI, no longer PLCC.
> > 
> > I have one of these at home :/
> I read about that, yes. What does it mean? Different sockets? No
> sockets at all? Impossible to flash?

Different sockets, yes. I've updated the M57SLI howto with a picture of an
SPI version; I'll make a picture of a PLCC version too at work today.

As for flashing, flashrom does not find the rom chip, which is unsurprising:

# ./flashrom -vv
Calibrating delay loop... ok
No LinuxBIOS table found.
Found chipset "NVIDIA MCP55": Enabling flash write... OK.
No EEPROM/flash device found.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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