[flashrom] [PATCH] Add ECS RS485M-M and Biostar TA780G M2+ boards

Daniel Lenski dlenski at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 19:39:28 CEST 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 19:12 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 05:39:06PM -0400, Daniel Lenski wrote:
> > I own both these boards, and they work fine with flashrom
> > internal programming.
> > 
> > ECS RS485M-M is Socket AM2, AMD SB600-based
> > Biostar TA780G M2+ is Socket AM2, AMD 780G-based
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Lenski <dlenski at gmail.com>
> Thanks, committed in r1127 with a small change (I dropped the "V1.0" from
> "RS485M-M V1.0", the website seems to always show a 1.0 version for all
> boards in general, even if no 2.0 version exists, in which case we
> usually don't print the version number. We usually only do that if two
> versions of the board exist with differing hardware.

Got it, good to know.

> Just to be sure: when you say "work fine with flashrom" you mean you
> tested write/erase and flashrom said VERIFIED? Only testing probe/read
> operations is not sufficient.

Correct.  Write/erase and correctly verified on both boards.

A detail: Flashrom can flash and verify an as-provided Biostar BIOS
image on the TA780G board, but it will fail to boot.  This is apparently
because of some binary patch that the OEM utilities apply prior to
flashing, and not because of a problem with the flash write/erase per
se. Fortunately, Biostar has a really good BIOS failsafe mode.

>From what I've gathered on the mailing list, such issues are usually not
signaled in the Flashrom docs or wiki... although maybe they should be?


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