[LinuxBIOS] Please let me know the status for this chipset

Raffaele de Leon vandwy at o2.co.uk
Fri Oct 27 01:53:47 CEST 2006

Hi guys

Looks like great work here. I downloaded and built LinuxBIOS V2 solely to use flashrom, however when I executed the binary it went through all the probing and decided "no eeprom found", before promptly turning the computer off.

All I want to do is read and write the contents of my BIOS while running Linux - I'm sort of ok with my proprietary BIOS for now!

My BIOS chip, as reported by UniFlash, is an AMIC A29040(A/B)/5V. It also says the organisation is "sectored 8x64k (512k)" - dunno if that's useful.

The chipset is Intel 845PE and that's running a Pentium 4 2.8 GHz in an Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D 7830 Laptop.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could let me know how long I'm looking at waiting to be able to use "flashrom". In fact, I don't know any C but I'm always willing to have a poke around and if I could somehow use the addressing and data  that's coded into UniFlash (it's OSS) to add my motherboard to flashbios' knowhow, a few pointers would set me into happy tinkering mode.

Or indeed if there are any other methods of reading from and/or writing to the BIOS under Linux - again, I'd be much indebted.

Kind regards,
Raffaele de Leon
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