[LinuxBIOS] Can't compile flashrom

Frederico Silva fred_silva at clix.pt
Sun Nov 25 19:08:16 CET 2007


I'm a new member of the mailing list too, until now i was only a passive 

I have a suggestion. You can use grub to boot a floppy disk image with 
the flasher and bios. (and flash it).
Here is how 

Good luck!
Frederico Silva

Shocky wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to LinuxBios, and just looking for a way to flash the bios on an HP 
> laptop without installing Windoze. None of the tricks I've found through 
> Google have worked for me so far, including HP's own utility for making 
> bootable usb keys.
> I'm trying to compile just the flashrom component of LinuxBios from svn, but 
> make gives me an error telling me that I need to install pciutils-devel and 
> zlib-devel. The problem is these packages are already installed. 
> I extracted the little .test.c program from the Makefile, and determined that 
> the linker is unable to resolve the call to pci_alloc. The problem is I don't 
> know why. The header is there in /usr/include/pci/pci.h, 
> and /usr/lib/libpci.a is there (but I don't know how to tell what symbols the 
> library provides; reached the limit of my expertise there).
> This happens on two different machines, one running Mandriva 2008.0 (the 
> laptop in question), and the other Mandriva 2007.0 (my desktop pc). Any ideas 
> what's going on and how to resolve it?
> Shocky

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