[flashrom] Tyan S3992 Success

Corey Jewett cj at syntheticplayground.com
Fri Oct 21 19:54:19 CEST 2011

On Oct 21, 2011, at 05:08 , Stefan Tauner wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:39:24 -0700
> Corey Jewett <cj at syntheticplayground.com> wrote:
>> Special thanks to dashcloud on IRC for holding my hand.
>> Mobo: http://www.tyan.com/product_board_detail.aspx?pid=235
>> Upgrading to latest BIOS for dual-proc quad core support.
>> Did not lose my MAC addresses. Eight cores of joy. Wish I'd found
>> Flashrom before wasting a couple hours noodling through endless
>> variations of freedos thumb drive messes.
> hello!
> thanks for the report and your effort, but success with this board was
> already reported and is even noted on
> http://www.flashrom.org/Supported_hardware
> ;)


I was aware that it was cataloged as working. I was also aware that  
there were issues in the past with Tyan boards.

Having never flashed any of the dozens of computers I've built or  
repaired I was a little nervous when you read the existing BIOS (using  
flashrom) and it doesn't match (md5sum) any of the dozen BIOS updates  
Tyan has put out.

This is also a semi-production system that I couldn't afford to have  
down for a week or three with a dead motherboard.

Finally, I was specifically asked to send all the particulars that I  

Again, thank you for for flashrom it was a boon in my time of need.


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