[coreboot] Re H8DME-2
Daniel J. Celta
dcelta at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 04:33:05 CEST 2010
I can see how to flash as long as I can boot the machine, otherwise I am in
trouble. I wiould have no means to get to that chip and flash it back with
the original BIOS........ :(
Is there a way to test if the LinuxBIOS would work, without locking myself
Has anyone done this on this board?????
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Anders Jenbo <anders at jenbo.dk> wrote:
> You can flash the original image in the same way as you are going to do
> with the coreboot image. flashrom -w imagename.rom
> But if you board fails to boot then you will need to have access to some
> thing else that can flash that chip, one option is another motherboard
> that uses the same type of chip, or a rom flasher for the type of chip
> you have. This requires that the chip is socketed, so that you can
> remove it from the board as you write back the old image.
> Another option is to use what is known as a tophat, it will allow you to
> install a second flash rom on top of the once that is soldered on to the
> board (this only works with plcc32 chips as fare as i know).
> man, 05 07 2010 kl. 20:53 -0500, skrev Daniel J. Celta:
> > Ok I was able to determine the ROM chip of the server..... Thank you
> > very much...
> > Now, I did save the original BIOS information using "flashrom -r
> > <filename>"
> > But, not sure I know how to rebuild back the BIOS from this file in
> > case needed.
> > Do you have any suggestions????
> > Thanks
> > On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM, anders at jenbo.dk <anders at jenbo.dk>
> > wrote:
> > Run flashrom with no parameters and it should tell you what
> > Rom chip you have.
> > Before you pull the trigger you should make sure that you have
> > a way to recover the original BIOS (with out the use of the
> > computer you are doing this to).
> > Mvh Anders
> > ----- Reply message -----
> > Fra: "Daniel J. Celta" <dcelta at gmail.com>
> > Dato: man., jul. 5, 2010 23:02
> > Emne: [coreboot] H8DME-2
> > Til: <coreboot at coreboot.org>
> > Has anyone updated this Supermicro server Board BIOS for the
> > H8DME-2......
> > I have installed FC10, (i was able to complete this
> > installation by turning of the RAID configuration in the
> > BIOS), and now I am having trouble when trying to upgrade the
> > Operating system to FC13.
> > I suspect, if I update the BIOS, I currently have the version
> > of the BIOS that came pre-installed with the server, I may be
> > able to upgrade to FC13.
> > One thing I like to mention, when running "make menuconfig" I
> > was not sure of the ROM Chip size, and used the largest
> > available setting 4MB.
> > - How can I check the proper setting for this parameter????
> > So now, I have created the coreboot.rom, and think I am ready
> > to run "flashrom".......
> > - Is there anything else I need to check before I pull the
> > trigger???
> > - Has anyone had any problems I should be aware of????
> > Thanks
> > Daniel
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