[flashrom] How to identify a BIOS file

Michael Karcher flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de
Thu Apr 22 09:42:34 CEST 2010

Am Donnerstag, den 22.04.2010, 05:51 +0000 schrieb 890gx at hushmail.com:
> 4.0K 7642v12/7642v1x.txt
Explanation of the update

> 2.1M 7642v12/A7642AMS.120
BIOS image file. If you take "M" as 1024*1024 bytes, it's exactly 2 MB.
Power-of-two sizes are also typical BIOS images.

> 148K 7642v12/AFUD4310.EXE
Updater program for DOS "Award Firmware Update for Dos"

>  56K 7642v12/How to flash the BIOS.DOC
Instructions for updating.

> Am I right to assume that the largest file "A7642AMS.120" (2.1 MB) 
> is the BIOS file?

>  Here's the edited result of the "file" command on 
> the files within the directory:
> 7642v12/7642v1x.txt:               ISO-8859 English text [...]
> 7642v12/A7642AMS.120:              data
> 7642v12/AFUD4310.EXE:              MS-DOS executable
> 7642v12/How to flash the BIOS.DOC: CDF V2 Document, [...]
> The file "A7642AMS.120" is identified only as generic "data".
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