[coreboot] Lenovo T60 coreboot build error

Sven Schnelle svens at stackframe.org
Tue May 10 08:59:38 CEST 2011

Josh Stump <josh+coreboot at pcinw.net> writes:

> Thank you kindly.  I have now compiled the BIOS.  Next challenge is
> how to get flashrom to flash it.  The wiki shows flashrom support.
>  I have downloaded the latest svn version and flashrom does not detect
> my system.  flashrom -L does not list Lenovo T60, any
> suggestions or shall I get on the flashrom mailing list to ask?  Thank
> you again.

The Vendor BIOS prevents flashing with flashrom. (In fact it doesn't
allow the SPI opcodes necessary to detect, erase and write the Flash).
So you have to flash it either with an external programmer, or reverse
engineer how the Phoenix BIOS protection can be circumvented.


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