[coreboot] Removal of older linuxbios to restore factory BIOS.

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed May 20 12:52:34 CEST 2009

> From: Joshua McDowell [mailto:JMcDowell at ISSISolutions.com]
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] Removal of older linuxbios to restore factory
>   It is currently unknown to me if flashrom supports this motherboard.
> Flashrom is what I planned to try and use, but I can't get etherboot to
> boot the same 2.6 kernel/initramfs combo package that I built.  Even
> though a new node with a much newer version of etherboot boots the same
> .ebi image just fine.  I think older versions of etherboot are broken with
> 2.6 kernels.
Can you boot the nodes into Linux?  I know you said your 2.6 kernel isn't
working, but do you have an older one that works?  

>   The chips are soldered onto the mother board, they are not socketed.
> Which means they used "lbflash" to get linux bios on them to start with.
>   I do have the factory bios image.
>   I am currently trying to netboot the nodes, but they will not netboot,
> and I think that is related to brokenness in older etherboot.
Probably the first thing to do is to get it to boot into Linux.

Have you asked for help from the etherboot developers?


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