[coreboot] Homemaid LPC flasher

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri Nov 7 01:21:03 CET 2008

On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 01:14:57 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
<c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 07.11.2008 01:04, Joseph Smith wrote:
>> On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:48:02 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
>> <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
>>>> Anyways, I am going to start a project based on a very simple and
>>>> LPC flasher originally designed for the xbox.
>>>> http://rex.xbox-scene.com/LPC2/LPC2.html
>>>> [...]
>>>> My question to the coreboot community is…..
>>>> I have no problem hosting this project on my site, but would everyone
>>>> like me to incorporate this project into coreboot? If so is anyone
>>>> interested in helping?
>>> Do we want to add support for this flasher to flashrom? In theory,
>>> reusing the abstraction model present since SPI could work well.
>> flashrom support would be very very cool :-)
>> The ability of flashrom flashing over LPC would greatly broaden it
>> horizons.
> You mean LPT?
Sorry slip of the tung, yes LPT
>> After I get it up and working, I also am going to do some testing with
>> to LPT adapters for those of you that don't have a LPT port.
> LPT again?
yes LPT
>> These adapters
>> can be found on eBay for pennies on the dollar (very cheap). I also plan
> on
>> powering the LPC flasher from USB.
> AFAIK most USB-LPT adaptors have timing problems (timing is important
> for many LPC chips) and you may not be able to control all pins
> manually. If it works, more power to you!
Hmm, that maybe a problem. That is off in the future anyways. 
But I am going to at least give it a shot :-|

Joseph Smith

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