[coreboot] Is flashrom worth a try for malfunctioning MS6178 ver 1.1 (this message replaces "new to coreboot")

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Jul 11 21:43:02 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 03:40:49PM +0100, Philip Aston wrote:
> Following "new to coreboot", briefly, coreboot.rom compiled OK but uniflash
> filed to load it; however it was able to reload my original saved image.
> Leaving uniflash for now, I can get an OS running here, enough to load
> flashrom from "utilities" in the download- but I note from
> http://www.coreboot.org/MSI_MS-6178_Build_Tutorial that flashrom is a "no".
> Does that mean that the coreboot.rom was written to the chip away from the
> MS6178 board & that flashrom cannot flash the chip from the board itself?

Flashrom might be able to read the current contents of the ROM chip on
this board, but it will not be able to _write_ a correct image onto the
chip. There's likely some board-specific write-enable required, but this
is not yet supported and also non-trivial to find out (never documented).

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