[coreboot] assistance with updating my bios
corey.osgood at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 00:53:01 CET 2008
> cpu: Socket370 Intel Pentium III Celeron
> northbridge: Intel 82810E
> southbridge: Intel 8281AA
> mainboard: 810 R 4.1 with lan
> super i/o: Winbond W8362F-AW
> bios device: ST M50FW002
Are you sure it's SPI?
On 10/31/08, Elia Yehuda <z4ziggy at gmail.com> wrote:
> many thanks. i will try the patch tomorrow night when i'm back at home and
> report back.
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 8:38 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
>> z4ziggy at gmail.com wrote:
>> > No EEPROM/flash device found.
>> > If you know which flash chip you have, and if this version of flashrom
>> > supports a similar flash chip, you can try to force read your chip. Run:
>> > flashrom -f -r -c similar_supported_flash_chip filename
>> > Note: flashrom can never write when the flash chip isn't found
>> > automatically.
>> The above note is sadly not a joke.
>> Corey Osgood wrote:
>> > AFAIK, flashrom is broken for most ICHx.
>> Not so, it works very well on a whole bunch of them.
>> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> > On 30.10.2008 16:57, z4ziggy at gmail.com wrote:
>> > > any plans on fixing the issue or using alternative? is there a
>> > > way i can assist?
>> > Your flash chip is not supported. I'll add code for it.
>> Some info Carl-Daniel didn't post, maybe it is informative;
>> It seems that the system has a Winbond W25B40 or W25B40A flash chip.
>> This is an SPI flash chip, but it seems to behave just like a FWH
>> type chip.
>> While waiting for Carl-Daniel you can try the attached patch. I doubt
>> it will work but you never know.
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