[flashrom] HP Compaq dc7100 SFF

Mattias Mattsson vitplister at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 09:44:09 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 08:55, Michael Karcher
<flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> The important part of flashrom output is
>> BIOS Lock Enable: enabled, BIOS Write Enable: disabled, BIOS_CNTL is 0x2
>> tried to set 0xdc to 0x3 on ICH6/ICH6R failed (WARNING ONLY)
> This means that the BIOS configured the chipset in a way that makes
> probing/erasing/writing of the flash chip impossible for code running
> normally on the system. The only way to reconfigure that would be from
> the system management mode of the processor, a special mode that
> executes BIOS code in a environment that is protected from the OS. The
> only way of updating your BIOS in the current configuration would be
> cooperating with the system management code through some vendor-specific
> interface and have the system management code access the flash.
> This kind of BIOS update is not what the flashrom project currently
> supports, so on your system it seems you need the vendor tools, which
> seems quite common on HP/Compaq systems. It might also be that there is
> a "enable BIOS updates" option in your BIOS setup which is disabled. In
> this case, please retry with that option enabled.

OK. Thanks for the info!

I did not find a "enable BIOS updates" option in the setup. :-(


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