[flashrom] Flash chip in unknown state - erase failed
Dan Kern Photo
dankernphoto at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 00:01:16 CEST 2012
Reboot successful. All is good, Stefan.
On Sun, 2012-04-22 at 23:50 +0200, Stefan Tauner wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:16:24 -0600
> Dan Kern Photo <dankernphoto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Stefan!
> > Thanks for the fast reply! And the comforting words (although panic is
> > for noobs, yes?) :-)
> well we regularly receive similar emails, followed later by some
> regretful confessions that they have rebooted nevertheless. so we
> really try to make that point clear. :)
> > I updated flashrom as you suggested and ran it again. Thanks for that.
> > I think it worked fine. Here's the output:
> > desktop2 at Desktop2:~/Downloads$ sudo flashrom -w 1101.BIN
> > flashrom v0.9.5.2-runknown on Linux 2.6.32-40-generic-pae
> > (i686), built with libpci 3.0.0, GCC 4.4.3, little endian
> > flashrom is free software, get the source code at
> > http://www.flashrom.org
> > Calibrating delay loop... OK.
> > Found chipset "NVIDIA MCP51". Enabling flash write... OK.
> > Disabling flash write protection for board "ASUS M2NBP-VM
> > CSM"... OK.
> > Found SST flash chip "SST49LF040B" (512 kB, LPC) at physical
> > address 0xfff80000.
> > Flash image seems to be a legacy BIOS. Disabling
> > coreboot-related checks.
> > Reading old flash chip contents... done.
> > Erasing and writing flash chip... Erase/write done.
> > Verifying flash... VERIFIED.
> > desktop2 at Desktop2:~/Downloads$
> > What say you, doctor?
> > Thanks again.
> seems like everything is fine now.
> if flashrom says verified at the end it has read the contents of the
> flash after writing it and found it to be equal to the file supplied.
> so if 1101.BIN contained a valid firmware for that board, everything is
> fine and you can reboot whenever you want to.
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