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Usage scenarios

Boot firmware(BIOS/coreboot)

Flashrom can be used to flash BIOSes or Coreboot, trough internal or external programmers.

Option roms

Flashrom can be used to flash option roms such as ipxe or sgabios, they can respectively be flashed on network card and graphic card, but it's not mandatory: you can use any card as a carrier as long as the card is supported by flashrom and that the BIOS runs its option rom.