[flashrom] FAILED: MX25L1605 on Thinkpad X60s

Motiejus Jakštys desired.mta at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 18:35:26 CEST 2012


I carefully followed the instructions by Peter Stuge:

Used latest git flashrom and coreboot with Thinkpad X60s 1702WNQ. Got this

pierce# ../flashrom/flashrom -p internal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brick -w build/coreboot.rom
flashrom v0.9.5.2-r1523 on Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (i686), built with libpci 3.1.7, GCC 4.4.5, little endian
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
WARNING! You seem to be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop.
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.
Proceeding anyway because user forced us to.
Found chipset "Intel ICH7M". Enabling flash write... WARNING: SPI Configuration Lockdown activated.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605" (2048 kB, SPI) at physical address 0xffe00000.
Note: If the following flash access fails, try -p internal:mainboard=<vendor>:<mainboard>.
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... spi_block_erase_20 failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. spi_block_erase_52 failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. Transaction error!
spi_block_erase_d8 failed during command execution at address 0x1f0000
Reading current flash chip contents... done. spi_chip_erase_60 failed during command execution
Reading current flash chip contents... done. spi_chip_erase_c7 failed during command execution
Uh oh. Erase/write failed. Checking if anything changed.
Your flash chip is in an unknown state.
Get help on IRC at irc.freenode.net (channel #flashrom) or
mail flashrom at flashrom.org with FAILED: your board name in the subject line!

Where should I start fixing the problem? The computer is running.

Thanks a lot :)

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