[LinuxBIOS] flashrom, uniflash.

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Sep 1 02:07:29 CEST 2006

Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [060831 23:55]:
>> Another important issue is that flashrom should support many, many chips
>> and baords, as few people will be willing to buy expensive hardware just
>> for flashing.
>> There's Uniflash, but that has the problem of being Pascal+DOS,
>> currently. I tried for a few minutes to build it with GNU Pascal or
>> FreePascal, but that didn't work easily (needs more work, maybe).
>> Has anybody else managed to build it for Linux?
> Uniflash works so well because it does 16bit bios calls itself. I am not
> sure we want to do this. Maybe we do? Maybe with x86emu? Ollie? Ron?

Most PC BIOSes have a flash program in ROM, so x86emu won't help us
much. The 16bit BIOS calls are just calls to that flash program.
I know for sure that all recent Asus boards have awdflash or similar
in their ROM image.


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