[flashrom] Dell Poweredge T410 (most likely) Success

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Sep 21 23:10:26 CEST 2010

Hi Shaun,

thanks for your report.

On 17.09.2010 17:37, Shaun Ruffell wrote:
> I've tested read/write/erase on Dell T410 and it appeared to work fine.
> I initially did a flashrom -r backup.bin which appeared to work.  Then
> I attempted flashrom and aborted after several minutes with flashrom
> taking 100% CPU.  When I reread the flash, it appeared to have been
> erased.  I then started the write operation again and after some
> patience it completed successfully.
> After talking to carldani, idwer, macavity, and flyback on #flashrom
> (thanks for the help) I reverted to the original backup since this was a
> remote machine and someone wasn't on site in case the BIOS wanted some
> input on reboot
> The machine did not reboot and a person was sent to the location to hard
> powercycle the machine, and it came up and booted fine.

Mh. That should not have happened.

> ~# flashrom -V
> flashrom v0.9.1-r946
> No coreboot table found.
> DMI string system-manufacturer: "Dell Inc."
> DMI string system-product-name: "PowerEdge T410"
> DMI string system-version: "Not Specified"
> DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "Dell Inc."
> DMI string baseboard-product-name: "0M638F"
> DMI string baseboard-version: "A04"
> DMI string chassis-type: "<OUT OF SPEC>"
> Found chipset "Intel ICH10R", enabling flash write...

Which dmidecode version are you using? The chassis-type looks odd.



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