[flashrom] Flashing iPXE on Intel i210 on Supermicro X11SSL-F

Nico Huber nico.h at gmx.de
Tue Mar 6 21:30:18 CET 2018

Hello Vadim,

On 06.03.2018 09:50, Vadim Bulst wrote:
> Dear list,
> I'm curious to know if it is possible to flash iPXE to these nics.
> PCI-Id is listed in supported devices - 8086:1533 .
> [root at urzospoc01 src]# flashrom -p nicintel_eeprom:pci=01:00.0
> flashrom v1.0 on Linux 3.10.0-693.17.1.el7.x86_64 (x86_64)
> flashrom is free software, get the source code at https://flashrom.org
> Using clock_gettime for delay loops (clk_id: 1, resolution: 1ns).
> Found Programmer flash chip "Opaque flash chip" (4 kB,
> Programmer-specific) on nicintel_eeprom.
> No operations were specified.
> When i build a rom for this specific nic the file has a size of 70kB.
> Is there a way to get this rom to the nics?

I don't know much about these NICs or flashrom's driver. But a quick
look at the code shows that this 4KiB "Opaque flash chip" is actually
an emulated EEPROM. 70KiB seem too large for an EEPROM anyway, did you
try `-p nicintel_spi` as well? It should detect an SPI flash chip, if


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