[LinuxBIOS] Flashrom support for NVidia MCP51?

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Dec 7 11:42:30 CET 2007

On 06.12.2007 20:23, Shocky wrote:
> On Friday 30 November 2007 14:17, Shocky wrote:
>> On Friday 30 November 2007 13:49, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>> On 30.11.2007 05:25, Shocky wrote:
>>>> Now that I can build and run flashrom, I get:
>>>> Calibrating delay loop.. OK.
>>>> No LinuxBIOS table found.
>>>> Found chipset "NVidia MCP51", enabling flash write... OK
>>>> generic_spi_command called, but no SPI chipset detected
>>>> No EEPROM/flash device found.
>>>> I see on the supported devices list that NVidia MCP55 is supported, but
>>>> mine is "?". Anything I can do to help get it supported?
>>> Why do you assume it is not supported?
>> Good point. I guess "?" means unknown. I guess the "Found chipset...OK" is
>> encouraging.
>>>> m/b. It's an HP Pavilion dv2412ca laptop. I haven't been able to figure
>>>> out
>>> Ah, a laptop. Laptops usually need additional tricks before they
>>> cooperare on the flash side. If verbose output from flashrom doesn't
>>> yield anything obvious, I suggest you don't try further.
>> That's not so encouraging 8^(. I'd really like to make this work, even if
>> it requires some serious effort. The thought of reinstalling Vista just to
>> be able to flash my BIOS just fills me with revulsion.
> I guess you didn't find anything useful in the flashrom verbose output?

Sorry, no. It's either SPI (possibly with SPI translation) or some board
specific enable routine is missing. If you post superiotool output, it
may at least allow us to determine if the board uses SPI translation.


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