[flashrom] HP Compaq dc7100 SFF

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Jul 8 11:36:41 CEST 2010

On 08.07.2010 09:44, Mattias Mattsson wrote:
> 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. :-(

Maybe "BIOS write enable", "BIOS virus protection", "Flash update" or
something like that?



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