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

Thode, Lucas lthode at unomaha.edu
Tue Jan 19 20:16:53 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Michael Karcher <
flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de> wrote:

> 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.

Now, how do I yank the 64bit firmware volume out of the .BIO file and
compress it suitably? Also, where in the Flash ROM would it get written to?
(man, they make this complicated :P)

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> Regards,
>   Michael Karcher
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