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

Vadim Bulst vadim.bulst at uni-leipzig.de
Tue Mar 6 22:10:05 CET 2018

Hi Nico,

i didn't tried. Well - i can give it another shot. But i think i won't 
be able because it is a LOM (NIC on Motherboard).



On 06.03.2018 21:30, Nico Huber wrote:
> 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
> present.
> Nico

Vadim Bulst

Universität Leipzig / URZ
04109  Leipzig, Augustusplatz 10

phone: +49-341-97-33380
mail:    vadim.bulst at uni-leipzig.de

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