[LinuxBIOS] where are we on the MSI K9N Neo-F?

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Tue Aug 14 21:22:27 CEST 2007

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 08:52:44PM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > All other problems have also been with the PMC parts IIRC.
> > 
> > Do you have any other LPC flash chips?
> I don't think the chip is the problem;

Not the particular chip, but I would like to rule out the chip type.

> I just tested another one which I know works fine in the ASUS
> A8NE-FM/S (however, it's a Pm49FL004 too).

That board has a CK804 southbridge though, right?

> The writing fails with that chip.

AFAIK all problems involve MCP55 and PMC flash, even if it's just
the inactive chip in a BIOS savior and flashrom should write the
other, active chip in a BIOS savior.

Ward's problems are with MCP55+SST-in-BIOS-savior. As I recall Ward
got SST chips working if they were put directly in the socket on the

The PMC chips can do both LPC and FWH so they have their own state
machine which is a bit different from those in a single-protocol

Not a lot, but maybe enough to cause trouble under some
circumstances, which happens to collide with what flashrom does.

Yes, it's just a suspicion.


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