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= Welcome to flashrom =
  
Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash chips. It's often used to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware images.
  
== Getting started ==
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* Supports more than 160 flash chips, 75 chipsets, 100 mainboards, and 10 PCI devices which can be used as external programmers.
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* Supports parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces and various chip packages (DIP32, PLCC32, DIP8, SO8/SOIC8, TSOP32, TSOP40 and more)
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* No physical access needed, root access is sufficient.
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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* No bootable floppy disk, bootable CD-ROM or other media needed.
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* No keyboard or monitor needed. Simply reflash remotely via SSH.
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* No instant reboot needed. Reflash your chip in a running system, verify it, be happy. The new firmware will be present next time you boot.
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* Crossflashing and hotflashing is possible as long as the flash chips are electrically and logically compatible (same protocol). Great for recovery.
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* Scriptability. Reflash a whole pool of identical machines at the same time from the command line. It is recommended to check flashrom output and error codes.
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* Speed. flashrom is often much faster than most vendor flash tools.
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* Portability. Supports Linux, FreeBSD, DragonFly? BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like OSes.
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See  http://www.coreboot.org/Flashrom for more information. The flashrom mailing list can be found at http://www.flashrom.org/mailman/listinfo/flashrom

Revision as of 20:29, 14 November 2009

Welcome to flashrom

flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash chips. It's often used to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware images.

  • Supports more than 160 flash chips, 75 chipsets, 100 mainboards, and 10 PCI devices which can be used as external programmers.
  • Supports parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces and various chip packages (DIP32, PLCC32, DIP8, SO8/SOIC8, TSOP32, TSOP40 and more)
  • No physical access needed, root access is sufficient.
  • No bootable floppy disk, bootable CD-ROM or other media needed.
  • No keyboard or monitor needed. Simply reflash remotely via SSH.
  • No instant reboot needed. Reflash your chip in a running system, verify it, be happy. The new firmware will be present next time you boot.
  • Crossflashing and hotflashing is possible as long as the flash chips are electrically and logically compatible (same protocol). Great for recovery.
  • Scriptability. Reflash a whole pool of identical machines at the same time from the command line. It is recommended to check flashrom output and error codes.
  • Speed. flashrom is often much faster than most vendor flash tools.
  • Portability. Supports Linux, FreeBSD, DragonFly? BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like OSes.

See http://www.coreboot.org/Flashrom for more information. The flashrom mailing list can be found at http://www.flashrom.org/mailman/listinfo/flashrom