[coreboot] flashrom and list of computers

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Jun 7 00:24:58 CEST 2008

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 06.06.2008 21:08, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
>> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> does anybody have an idea what to do if ICH6 BIOS Lock is enabled and
>>> BIOS Write is disabled? Removing the lock bit seems to fail according to
>>> flashrom.
>> Yes, put a magic signature somewhere, go to S3 and wake up again.
> Thanks. I'm not sure this applies to Dell machines as well, though,
> because they use an in-BIOS flash updater which looks for a complete
> BIOS image at a few predefined memory locations after every soft reboot.
The method is probably very similar, flashing is locked down by SMM
while in OS context. Not much you can do
(well, check whether the SMM handler is locked, too, and replace it, for

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