[flashrom] Problem with dumping my Bios FW

Márton Miklós martonmiklosqdev at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 23:07:00 CET 2016

Hello Marco,

If I have found the correct schematic* the SPI flash is connected 
directly to the Intel PCH, and the EC is a IT8586E, so the flash should 
not be shared.

You can bypass the laptop warning by running the flashrom with -p 
internal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brickoptions. ME will most likely trick you.

Read operation should not cause any problems, but I cannot guarantee 
anything. You have been warned!

*Intel Haswell Processor with DDRIII + Lynx point PCH nVIDIA N14P GT + 
2nd VGA N14P GT


2016-02-18 22:42 keltezéssel, flashrom-request at flashrom.org írta:
> Hi,
> I downloaded your software because I would dump my BIOS firmware image. I
> tried to use it using the internal programmer but the software replied me
> with:
> "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 the manpage and 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."
> I'm on a Lenovo Y510P and I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. How I have to configure
> your software to dump my BIOS image?
> I've already tried to contact someone on IRC channel but nobody replied me.
> Best regards
> Marco Mancini
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