[LinuxBIOS] Checking if FlashROM pin A18 is connected?

Leon Woestenberg leonw at mailcan.com
Sat Feb 25 22:47:12 CET 2006


Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> Leon Woestenberg wrote:
>> dd if=/dev/random of=/tmp/random.bin bs=1024 count=512
>> flashrom -w /tmp/random.bin
>> flashrom -v tmp/random.bin
>> VERIFIED => A18 is connected
> yeah, that ought to work. For this purpose, just for my own sanity, I 
> usually make the image a file of ascending 32-bit numbers. Then you 
> can use flashrom -r to make sure the things look right, as well as 
> your -v trick. 
Thanks. Just did this* and it seems that A18 is connected on my VIA 

Regards, Leon

*but instead of /dev/random I took a large vmlinuz file and truncated it 
at 512kBytes using dd. /dev/random was dead-slow (infunctional) on my 
EPIA. Maybe not enough entropy sources, dunno yet.

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