[coreboot] Support for HP Compaq NC6320

Idwer Vollering vidwer at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 21:55:30 CEST 2012

2012/6/6 Ross McDonald <ross0mcdonald at gmail.com>:
> Hello! I would like to use CoreBoot on my laptop. It is an HP Compaq NC6320.
> The board vendor is HP. It is a
> HP 30AA motherboard with an Intel 945GM Chipset (ICH7-M southbridge and i945
> northbridge). The CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo T5600. It has a SMSC LPC47N217
> SuperIO chip (that is the output of SuperIOTool).
> # flashrom -V
> flashrom v0.9.5.2-r1515 on Linux 3.4.0-1-ARCH (x86_64), built with libpci
> 3.1.9, GCC 4.6.3, little endian
> flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org
> Calibrating delay loop... OS timer resolution is 1 usecs, 1803M loops per
> second, 10 myus = 11 us, 100 myus = 99 us, 1000 myus = 1002 us, 10000 myus =
> 9991 us, 4 myus = 5 us, OK.
> Initializing internal programmer
> No coreboot table found.
> DMI string system-manufacturer: "Hewlett-Packard"
> DMI string system-product-name: "HP Compaq nc6320 (RN442AWR#ABA)"
> DMI string system-version: "F.0E"
> DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "Hewlett-Packard"
> DMI string baseboard-product-name: "30AA"
> DMI string baseboard-version: "KBC Version 58.13"
> DMI string chassis-type: "Notebook"
> Laptop detected via DMI.
> ========================================================================
> WARNING! You seem to be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop.
> Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we
> recommend to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller
> (EC) in these machines often interacts badly with flashing.
> See http://www.flashrom.org/Laptops for details.
> If flash is shared with the EC, erase is guaranteed to brick your laptop
> and write may brick your laptop.
> Read and probe may irritate your EC and cause fan failure, backlight
> failure and sudden poweroff.
> You have been warned.
> ========================================================================
> Aborting.
> I can open up the case to find out what BIOS chip I have.

Or you can run flashrom like this (as root): flashrom -V -p
Passing additional parameters, such as reading or writing/erasing, is
not necessary (is potentionally invasive/destructive).


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