[LinuxBIOS] ICH4 BIOS chip not recognised.

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Thu Aug 16 21:26:39 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 09:09:21PM +0200, Raúl Sánchez Siles wrote:
> > It seems that Dell has a BIOS update tool for Linux. Documentation is at
> > http://linux.dell.com/libsmbios/main/dellBiosUpdate.html
> > 
> > Maybe that can be used to find the necessary info.
> I had check out that as well, but the only valuable thing that could be done
> with that is BIOS flashing. Reading is not possible AFAIK.

As far as I know the way the Dell flashing tools work is that they upload the
new bios image to ram, and set a flag (in cmos?) for the bios to reflash
itself on the next boot from the ram image.

So that doesn't really help us with regard to flashrom, I'm afraid.

> > Besides that, it would be nice if someone could add generic Dell support
> > to flashrom.



Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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