[flashrom] new bios to support

Joe Tym joe.tym at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 12:11:33 CEST 2010

hi Josh,
Thanks for your work on this. I'm on holiday at the moment for the next week
but I'll get this tested as soon as I get back and update you on the

best regards,

On 9 September 2010 20:44, Joshua Roys <roysjosh at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/28/2010 06:36 PM, Joe Tym wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > thanks for your help in the irc channel with my hosed bios,
> >
> > my motherboard is an aopen i975xa-ydg, drivers are here:
> > http://download.aopen.com.tw/Defaultaspx
> > <http://download.aopen.com.tw/Default.aspx> ( no direct link i'm afraid
> )
> > i've attached the bin which i was trying to install + txt files
> > containing the output you requested,
> >
> > if you could get it working that would be fantastic
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Joe Tym
> >
> Hello,
> I have an experimental board enable here for you to try...  please get
> the latest flashrom from SVN, apply the attached patch, compile and run:
> ./flashrom -p internal:boardenable=force -Vw bios.bin
> Please let us know if that works or not and attach the output from the
> above command in your reply.  *NOTE*:  There is a chance that the chip
> will be only partially unlocked.  Make a backup first (./flashrom -r
> backup.bin), and if the erase step fails you will be able to verify if
> the BIOS is OK or not (via ./flashrom -v backup.bin).  If the chip ends
> up in a bad state, join the IRC channel again :)
> Some technical notes of why this may only partially unlock the
> protection are in the patch, but I will duplicate them here in case some
> archive strips attachments completely:
>  vendor BIOS ends up in LDN6... maybe the board enable is wrong,
>  or perhaps it's not needed at all?
>  the regs it tries to touch are 0xF0, 0xF1, 0xF2 which means if it
>  were in the right LDN, it would have to be GPIO1 or GPIO3
> Good luck,
> Josh
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