[flashrom] [PATCH] Add support for ASUS M2V-MX board

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Dec 5 01:10:45 CET 2009

On 05.12.2009 00:59, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 02:47:33PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> Ah, that. Many BIOSes out there change a few bytes in the ROM on each
>> boot. They store boot date/time and some configuration data. Such
>> changes are expected. As long as the readback doesn't change between
>> subsequent reads (without any boot in between), you're in the clear.
> My M2V-MX SE kills itself when a pci(e) card is inserted when the 
> original image is flashed to a non-original chip. So this might be the 
> reason.

Yes. Some BIOSes even scream about this with a message like "ESCD update
failed!". The secret is to replace the old chip with a new chip that has
the same command set and the same eraseblock sizes.


Developer quote of the month: 
"We are juggling too many chainsaws and flaming arrows and tigers."

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