[flashrom] flashrom can't find flash device on 'Chaintech' motherboard.

Craig Magee psybertao at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 01:46:33 CET 2011

Just wanted to mention 'twice11' on IRC sorted it out for me. :)
I made a backup of the bios, hotswapped another chip I got off a
friend, and successfully flashed the backup and rebooted the system.

Now on to the real fun...

On 28 January 2011 20:21, Craig Magee <psybertao at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone gave me an old system before Christmas.  It's a nice box for
> something from the turn of the millennium, and in good order.  The
> case particularly is nice, so I decided replace my network/file server
> with it.
> Rather than replacing the board I tried to use it as is, but the BIOS
> balks at the idea of booting from a 500GB hard-drive.  I know there
> are other ways I can boot and mount it, but have always wanted to try
> coreboot and though this would be a neat project.
> The board is a Chaintech, unfortunately I haven't been able to find a
> model number.  It looks very similar to the Asus P2B: Intel® 440BX -
> Intel® 82371BX - Winbond™ W83977TF(visually verified).
> I currently have LFS installed.  flashrom tells me "No EEPROM/flash
> device found.  Note: flashrom can never write if the flash chip isn't
> found automatically."  I'm a bit sad about that.
> Here are links to the flashrom, lspci, and superiotool outputs that I
> was told to post in IRC, and will be following up any leads in the
> chat room as well as here.  Sorry if I should really be attaching them
> to the email instead.
> lspci -nnvvvxxx http://paste.flashrom.org/view.php?id=315
> flashrom -v http://paste.flashrom.org/view.php?id=316
> superiotool -deV http://paste.flashrom.org/view.php?id=317
> Thanks for your time.

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