[coreboot] ASUS M4A77TD-PRO. First step: buy spare flash chips...
xdrudis at tinet.cat
Fri Jun 4 08:02:20 CEST 2010
I forgot to add that the mainboard did not boot when I built the PC.
It would only boot once when I cleared CMOS, and then never more until
I cleared it again.
I could fix it by downloading a BIOS image of a newer version
from asus and flashing it (with a tool called EZ flash, I think,
which was in the factory BIOS).
Now it boots fine.
I tried flashrom -r file.rom and it produced a file of the same size
as the downloaded BIOS image ( 1 megabyte) but diff says the binary
files differ. I'm not sure whether this means flashrom is not reading
the BIOS 100% right or it's just normal because some parts of the file
don't get copied to EEPROM or something...
> Where do you get your spare EEPROMs ?
I've tried a couple of local electronics parts shops in Barcelona,
and they hardly knew Macronix. They couldn't find any MX25L parts
listed. I'll try again, I guess...But maybe I should go somewhere else ?
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