[LinuxBIOS] flashrom fails on GA-M57SLI with 1MB ROM

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Dec 6 17:50:07 CET 2007

On 05.12.2007 19:04, Andreas B. Mundt wrote:
>>> This has been changed in rev 2972. Buildrom has still the 'old'
>>> version. Flashing works fine for me if irq 0xc9 = 0x0 is set. With irq
>>> 0xc9 = 0x40 it fails. 
>> OK, is that a difference between board revisions, BIOS revisions or just
>> a misinterpretation of some superiotool dump?
>> I can see that your latest superiotool dump with the proprietary BIOS
>> has irq 0xc9 = 0x40 set. I tried to mirror that. Now the interesting
>> question is: Why does that setting not work for you?
>> To track this down, I need:
>> * superiotool dump of proprietary BIOS for board revisions 1.0, 1.1,
>> 2.0, 2.x
>> * the exact BIOS version of the proprietary BIOS.
> I double checked proprietary BIOS (F9), LB with 0xc9 = 0x40 and LB with
> 0xc9 = 0x0. But all I said previously is still true for my board (rev 1.0):
> For proprietary BIOS: 0xc9 = 0x40 flashing ok.
> For LB with 	    : 0xc9 = 0x0  flashing ok.
> For LB with 	    : 0xc9 = 0x40 flashing/erase fails.

Narf. This is getting less than pleasant. Probably some SIO config has
to be changed as well. I had hoped to avoid that.

Ping me in two weeks if no patch for SIO dumping has appeared till then.


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