[flashrom] M4A79T partially compatible

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Jul 29 21:35:36 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:10:42AM -0700, Michael Cole wrote:
> Hi, thanks for the great tool.  Just wanted to let you know that the ASUS
> m4A79T was compatible.

Thanks, we updated the status in the wiki!

> When rebooting there was an error "Asus Express Gate - Installation Failed
> blah".  Flashing again with the BIOS setup flasher made it go away.  It's
> not something I'm that interested in anyways:
> http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/30617.aspx

Is this why your subject says "partially" compatible? This is not
directly a flashrom problem per se, the board looks fully supported from
a flashrom point of view as the WRITE operation (which includes an
ERASE) worked fine and said VERIFIED.

> root at mc-desktop:/home/michael# flashrom -w M4A79T-Deluxe-3205.ROM
> flashrom v0.9.1-r946
> Flash image seems to be a legacy BIOS. Disabling checks.
> Writing flash chip... Erasing flash before programming... Erasing flash
> chip... SUCCESS.
> done.
> Programming flash done.
> Verifying flash... VERIFIED.

> root at mc-desktop:/home/michael#
> =====================================
> root at mc-desktop:/home/michael# flashrom -Vr
> flashrom v0.9.1-r946
> No coreboot table found.
> DMI string system-manufacturer: "System manufacturer"
> DMI string system-product-name: "System Product Name"
> DMI string system-version: "System Version"
> DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "ASUSTeK Computer INC."
> DMI string baseboard-product-name: "M4A79T Deluxe"
> DMI string baseboard-version: "Rev 1.xx"
> DMI string chassis-type: "Desktop"
> Found ITE Super I/O, id 8720

Just for reference, could you please also post the output of the
following tools:

 - lspci -nnvvvxxx

 - superiotool -deV

(superiotool is available from http://www.coreboot.org/Superiotool,
but there are also Debian/Ubuntu packages).

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