[flashrom] Bios Update

Michael Karcher flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de
Tue Dec 22 21:02:49 CET 2009

Am Dienstag, den 22.12.2009, 11:32 -0500 schrieb Bruno Vaillancourt:
> Trying to flash my bios and I get this message any idea what is the problem
> Writing flash chip... ERASE FAILED at 0x00000008! Expected=0xff, 
> Read=0x10, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x000fffff: 0x8b465

If you have a backup of your old BIOS contents (created with flashrom
-r), please run 'flashrom -v oldbackup.bin' and if it says 'VERIFIED'
nothing changed and it should be safe to reboot.

Please mail the output of 'flashrom -V', 'lspci -nnvvvxxx', 'superiotool
-deV' (all commands as root), the exact name of your board (including
revision, if there are multiple revisions), and a link to the  official
BIOS download to this mailing list.

It looks like your BIOS is an AMI bios. Please send privately to me
(flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de) the file created by
  dd if=/dev/mem bs=64k count=1 skip=15 of=fseg.bin
to let me analyze it to find out what code your board needs to enable
write access to the flash chip.

  Michael Karcher

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