[flashrom] My BIOS is unsupported/untested

Amr H. El-Sharnoby amr.el.sharnoby at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 22:27:02 CEST 2011

Yes, I've done BIOS upgrade using flashrom ... It said that update was
"verified" so I've rebooted. I've that the system booted successfully, I'm
running ubuntu.
But the Ethernet nic was not working. It reported a strange MAC address, and
always reported "cable connected no" to ethtool ..
To recover the problem, I've tried to redo the upgrade using ASUS EZ FLASH
utility, but it didn't solve the problem. So I tried to downgrade the BIOS
using ASUS utility, but again it didn't help.
Finally, I used flashrom itself again and restored the BIOS backup I've
taken using flashrom itself, the problem was solved and network worked fine
again with the same normal MAC.
Then I performed the BIOS upgrade using ASUS utility and it worked fine.

By the way, I've tried some different Linux distros as LiveCD when the
network was not working to make sure that it is not an OS problem. And it
was a BIOS problem indeed.

Thanks a lot for your care.

-- *Amr H. El-Sharnoby* --
Orkitech Co-founder & Technical Manager
*Egyptian Muslim Linux Engineer, Studying medicine.*

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:13 PM, Stefan Tauner <
stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:32:09 +0300
> "Amr H. El-Sharnoby" <amr.el.sharnoby at gmail.com> wrote:
> > By the way,
> > After the upgrade the LAN stopped working.
> >
> hello amr,
> have you tried to upgrade your BIOS with flashrom? your mentioning of
> "the upgrade" seems to indicate so, but there was no log of writing in
> your mails... if so, did flashrom indicate any errors while writing?
> what (BIOS) file did you use?
> did you reboot after that? (if not, then please don't reboot yet, until
> we have figured out your situation)
> what do you mean exactly with "LAN stopped working"? i guess you are
> using linux. does lspci still show the lan controller?
> please explain more clearly what you have done and what happened.
> --
> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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