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Flashrom is a utility written for LinuxBIOS and maintained in the LinuxBIOS svn repository. It can be used to detect BIOS chips (DIP, PLCC), read their contents and write new contents on the chips ("flashing").
The LinuxBIOSv1 version of Flashrom ("flash_and_burn") only supported a very small number of devices. Always use the latest Flashrom version from LinuxBIOSv2!
1 Unsupported, disabled by default.
2 This includes the ICH, ICH0, ICH2, ICH2-M, ICH3-S, ICH3-M, ICH4/ICH4-L, ICH4-M, ICH5/ICH5R, ICH6/ICH6R, ICH6-M, ICH7/ICH7R, ICH7M, ICH7MDH, ICH8/ICH8R, ICH8DH, and ICH8DO chipsets.
3 Identifying and reading chips seems to work, but there are reports that writing may not work on some mainboards.