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=== Emergency help ===


= Emergency help =
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'''IMPORTANT:''' If something went wrong during flashing, do '''NOT''' turn off/reboot your computer. Instead, let us help you recover. We can be contacted via [[IRC]] ('''#flashrom''' on [http://www.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net]) or [[Mailinglist|email]]. Please allow for a few hours until someone responds on IRC, we're all volunteers.
'''IMPORTANT:''' If something went wrong during flashing, do '''NOT''' turn off/reboot your computer. Instead, let us help you recover. We can be contacted via [[IRC]] ('''#flashrom''' on [http://www.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net]) or [[Mailinglist|email]]. Please allow for a few hours until someone responds on IRC, we're all volunteers.
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Revision as of 16:57, 22 November 2009

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 195 flash chips, 75 chipsets, 130 mainboards, and 17 devices (PCI or USB) 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, TSOP48, 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.

Emergency help

IMPORTANT: If something went wrong during flashing, do NOT turn off/reboot your computer. Instead, let us help you recover. We can be contacted via IRC (#flashrom on irc.freenode.net) or email. Please allow for a few hours until someone responds on IRC, we're all volunteers.

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About
Find out more about flashrom.
Press | Logo | History | Screenshots/Videos | Contributors

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Developers
Get involved! Help us make flashrom better.
Development Guidelines | Browse Source | Technology | Random notes

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Status
Find out whether your hardware is already supported.
Supported hardware

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Related Tools
Tools and libraries related to flashrom.
Superiotool | Nvramtool | Hardware tools

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Getting Started
Download flashrom and get started.
Downloads | Documentation

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Support
Learn how to contact us and find help and support.
FAQ | Mailinglist | IRC | Issue Tracker
DIP32 chip


News