[flashrom] Error: Programmer initialization failed.
karenhann at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Nov 26 15:56:16 CET 2010
I'm hoping you can help me.
My daughter was given a laptop that had suffered a disk crash (I also
suspect it had suffered a vicious virus). I replaced the HDD but could not
get the damned machine to load windows from CD. I tried everything and then
tried installing Ubuntu instead - worked first time - amazing! Problem is
my daughter needs to use a specialist app which is not supported under Linux
so I need to get Windows on there somehow.
I suspected that the BIOS is corrupt as it just refuses to boot windows from
CD (tried 3 different copies) so thought I would try Flashrom. I am not
particularly techie so am probably doing something stupid but this is what
happens when I try it ...
new at new-desktop:~$ sudo flashrom -r backup.bin
No coreboot table found.
Found chipset "Intel ICH4-M", enabling flash write... FAILED!
This chipset supports the following protocols: Non-SPI.
Error: Programmer initialization failed.
any help would be gratefully received.
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