[flashrom] ASUS

Chris mindzeebeez at me.com
Fri Oct 21 00:39:47 CEST 2011

By the way I have contacted ASUS about the problem, but no answer.
I would be only too willing to make a donation to the project if we can 
get this sorted out!

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Subject: 	error message: flashrom
Date: 	Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:34:52 +0100
From: 	Chris <mindzeebeez at me.com>
To: 	flashrom at flashrom.org

Please help me, I get the message below when I try and flash the bios
with flashrom.

I have the new ROM file on my desktop waiting to install. It may have a
compatibility issue because although it is the correct one, it is for
motherboard ASUS P5L-VM-1394 and I have the P5L-VM-1394 (V-P5945G).
Which is why the built in system BIOS updater wouldn't work.

I also tried AFUDOS (didn't have motherboard DVD) and the proprietory
ASUS updater ((which runs in Windows partition)- same problem re: new
BIOS "compatibility").

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Chris Hudson

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
WARNING! You may be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop. We could
not detect this for sure because your vendor has not setup the SMBIOS
tables correctly. You can enforce execution by adding
'-p internal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brick' to the command line, but
please read the following warning if you are not sure.

Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we
recommend to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller
(EC) in these machines often interacts badly with flashing.
See http://www.flashrom.org/Laptops for details.

If flash is shared with the EC, erase is guaranteed to brick your laptop
and write may brick your laptop.
Read and probe may irritate your EC and cause fan failure, backlight
failure and sudden poweroff.
You have been warned.

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