[flashrom] Bios flashing gone wrong (Ubuntu Karmic) - help please
flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de
Wed Feb 10 14:08:38 CET 2010
Am Mittwoch, den 10.02.2010, 11:28 +0100 schrieb michel.guesdon at free.fr:
> When attempting to flash a new version of a Bios on a Compaq Evo D510 e-pc,
> toreplace the old jk0101.rom, I got an error message
> What can I do now ?
> Thank you for your help.
> Found chipset "Intel ICH4/ICH4-L", enabling flash write... OK.
[chipset detected OK]
[no special mainboard detected]
> This chipset supports the following protocols: Non-SPI.
> Calibrating delay loop... OK.
> Found chip "SST SST49LF004A/B" (512 KB, FWH) at physical address 0xfff80000.
> Flash image seems to be a legacy BIOS. Disabling checks.
> Writing flash chip... ERASE FAILED at 0x000100f7!
Chances are *very* high that the chip is erase protected in a mainboard
specific way, and nothing happened up to now. If you have a backup of
your old BIOS created by flashrom -r, run "flashrom -v oldbios.bin". If
it outputs "VERIFIED", you are safe to reboot (with your old BIOS).
To have your mainboard supported by flashrom, 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
flashrom at flashrom.org , as this information is needed to find out how to
disable the flash chip write protection on your board. Probably
superiotool is not installed on your system. Get it from
One of our developers will take a look at your report and contact you
once a patch is ready. This might take a few weeks because we're all
volunteers and the TODO list is rather big.
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