[flashrom] Flashrom fails on write. P4 motherboard

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jul 18 02:48:20 CEST 2013

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:14:22 +0200
san <san at plusnet.pl> wrote:

> Hi!
> First of all, thank You for providing such a great software.
> I have problems with flashing bios on my no-name motherboard.
> It is propably Saphire or PCPartner (a bit different:
> http://www.compass.ua/products/view1.asp?code=28915 )
> But almost sure it is PP:
> http://support.pcpartner.com/products/old-intel/DM-262E.htm
> Flashrom does recognise chipset, flash chip and read rom but does not write.
> I use TinyCore Linux LiveCD (http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/),
> Flashrom from ubuntu (binary) and current version (compiled).
> I hot swap chips but they are same model.
> Manual for motherboard found here:
> http://support.pcpartner.com/support/man/intel/p262.pdf (
> http://support.pcpartner.com/support/bios/i845.htm#845e => 845EAS4-262E
> [DDR]) doeas not provide any information about bios flash protection.
> Please help!

Please provide flashrom's verbose output when it is trying to write.
With newer versions you can create a log file easily by using the -o
parameter. Without the detailed output we can only guess what happens.

> Beast regards!

Unicorn wishes! ;)

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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