[flashrom] Scary error message

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Tue Dec 15 16:01:18 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 08:45:45PM -0800, Fraser Hanson wrote:
> Hi,
> I flashed my bios with flashrom tonight and got the scary warning
> message saying "erase failed" and "do not reboot".
> I haven't rebooted.
> As far as I can tell from using flashrom itself, everything is
> actually fine. The erase appears to have failed at physical address 0,
> which I would guess means that nothing actually happened.
> I had taken a dump of the original bios before starting, and "flashrom
> -v" now verifies that it is identical.
> Furthermore, a new dump of the bios matches the original dump from
> before I tried to write the bios.
> My board is an MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum.
> Output from my dump attempt and subsequent messing around follows.
> Do I have your blessing to reboot my machine?
> --Fraser

Give the attached patch a whirl.

Luc Verhaegen.

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