[flashrom] flash erase failure

Thao Hoang thao_hoang at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 24 16:22:20 CET 2009

Opps sorry... This time the files are attached!
The output.txt has both the flashrom and lspci results.  This is for the ibase motherboard.  
I'll send you the the set of files for the laptop in the next e-mail. :)

--- On Mon, 11/23/09, Adrian Glaubitz <adrian.glaubitz at googlemail.com> wrote:

From: Adrian Glaubitz <adrian.glaubitz at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [flashrom] flash erase failure
To: "Thao Hoang" <thao_hoang at yahoo.com>, flashrom at flashrom.org
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009, 5:57 PM


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Thao Hoang <thao_hoang at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks Adrian!  I appreciate the advice and insight.

You're welcome, again.

> I was not able to run superiotool because it wasn't install on my system, however I did run the other two.
> See attachment.  If you really need me to run superiotool, I can download it and run it.

Yes, please install it. It would be nice to have a full output of:

lspci -nnvvvxx
superiotool -dV
flashrom -V

By the way, I don't see your attachments, did you forget them (thats
what I usually do :)). Please post the put of all three
tools like I suggested to the mailing list (flashrom at flashrom.org),
that will help us with your board.

> Don't laugh... but I haven't used IRC chat before.  Never had a reason to until now I guess.  Is there a way to post the chats somewhere so that anyone with a similar problem can go there without taking up your time? hum...

Well, really, IRC is nothing magical or mystical. Just use any
IRC-capable software to connect (like irssi, pidgin, xchat or mIRC).
Set the server to irc.freenode.org and the channel to #flashrom. Then
just start asking questions and many people will
be happy to help you and answer all your questions.

> Also, did I get the syntax correct to force a write <./flashrom -f -w (filename) -c (chipname)>.

Yes, think so. Check the manpage.

> I have a laptop also that doesn't seem to work off the bat.  I was able to force the read and
> find some chips that successfullly read the bios.  (i.e.... forced read and compared the result
> using the original binary which I extracted using a dos bios utility.)

Mhh, okey. Don't hesitate to post all your results to the mailing
list. Please post every laptop and mainboard
and whatever your try to flash in a single mail to the mailing list.

And seriously, join the IRC-channel. You'll learn alot of stuff there.


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