[LinuxBIOS] Question About AMD board and BIOS programmer for LinuxBIOS

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Feb 24 12:37:08 CET 2007

> I recommend purchasing a BIOS Savior device however the BIOS Savior is 
> not in itself a programmer. Fortunately, you can use the Flashrom 
> utility ( http://linuxbios.org/Flashrom ) provided for in the 
> LinuxBIOSv2/util/ directory.

If things go terribly wrong (and they will if you try
long and/or hard enough), you still want an external
programmer, it's the ultimate safety net against
bricking your boxes.  A BIOSSavior (or any other way
to program the flash in-system in a system that won't
boot correctly) is very nice during development of
course, but not strictly necessary, you can pull and
program flash chips all day if you have too ;-)


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