[flashrom] Fwd: Flashrom report for Intel BOXDP45SG: Intel provided image is 3x size of Flash ROM!

Michael Karcher flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de
Tue Jan 19 00:40:43 CET 2010

Am Sonntag, den 17.01.2010, 22:17 -0600 schrieb Thode, Lucas:

> Link to vendor image (.BIO file):
> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18047/eng/SG0121.BIO&agr=&ProductID=&DwnldId=18047&strOSs=&OSFullName=&lang=eng

That image contains two "firmware volumes" (kind of EFI archives)
together with a description and a certificate. Each of the firmware
volumes is 5.5MB in size, one seems to be for 64 Bit and one for 32 Bit.
Probably these images get compressed before being put into the ROM.

To get an estimate for the compressed size (EFI doesn't use gzip, but a
different algorithm), I gzipped both firmware volumes and got around 1.3
MB for each. That seems to fit nicely into a 4 MB flash chip.

  Michael Karcher

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