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== Existing Live CDs with flashrom ==
== Existing Live CDs with flashrom ==


flashrom is already shipped in various recent live CDs. Many of those based on popular distributions such as Debian or Fedora and so on will already contain flashrom.
flashrom is already shipped in the following Live CDs:


=== Debian live CD ===
* [http://www.sysresccd.org/ SystemRescueCd] has been including flashrom since about version 2.5.1.
* [http://grml.org grml]
*: Note: You need the full grml ISO, "small" (and "medium") ISOs do not contain flashrom.
*: Note: Some releases (e.g. 2011.12) did not contain flashrom.
* [http://partedmagic.com Parted Magic]
* [http://www.hirensbootcd.org Hiren's BootCD]
*: When you select "Linux based rescue environment (Parted Magic 6.7)" and then "Live with default settings" you have access to a system which has flashrom.


* [http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.1-live/i386/iso-hybrid/ Debian 6.0.1-live] (flashrom TODO)
== Custom flashrom Live CD (obsolete, unmaintained) ==
 
=== SystemRescueCd ===
 
* [http://www.sysresccd.org/Download SystemRescueCd-x86-2.2.1] (flashrom 0.9.3-r1205)
* [http://www.sysresccd.org/Beta-x86 SystemRescueCd-2.3.0-beta007] (flashrom 0.9.3-r1205)
 
=== grml ===
 
* [http://grml.org grml 2011.05] (flashrom 0.9.2+r1141-2)
 
Note: You need the regular grml ISO, the "medium" and "small" ISOs do not contain flashrom.
 
== Custom flashrom Live CD ==


This is a work in progress. The current beta ISO based on Debian may be downloaded here: [http://www.load2all.com/files/8672D1B2C/flashromlivecd-debian-0.1.iso.html Flashrom Live_CD-Debian-0.1]
This is a work in progress. The current beta ISO based on Debian may be downloaded here: [http://www.load2all.com/files/8672D1B2C/flashromlivecd-debian-0.1.iso.html Flashrom Live_CD-Debian-0.1]

Latest revision as of 01:20, 23 February 2013

A Live CD containing flashrom provides a user with a stable work environment to read, write and verify a flash device on any supported hardware.

It can help avoid Linux installation issues, which can be a hassle for some users.

Existing Live CDs with flashrom

flashrom is already shipped in the following Live CDs:

  • SystemRescueCd has been including flashrom since about version 2.5.1.
  • grml
    Note: You need the full grml ISO, "small" (and "medium") ISOs do not contain flashrom.
    Note: Some releases (e.g. 2011.12) did not contain flashrom.
  • Parted Magic
  • Hiren's BootCD
    When you select "Linux based rescue environment (Parted Magic 6.7)" and then "Live with default settings" you have access to a system which has flashrom.

Custom flashrom Live CD (obsolete, unmaintained)

This is a work in progress. The current beta ISO based on Debian may be downloaded here: Flashrom Live_CD-Debian-0.1

Pre-built flashrom packages for various Linux distributions and scripts to build Flashrom Live-CDs are hosted at flashrom-live-cd.

Included software packages

  • Linux kernel.
  • Complete and automatic hardware detection, not requiring any driver to be added.
  • Mounts $windows drive read only
  • livecd/packages:
    • acpid, av, binutils, bison, busybox, bzip2, cabextract, cpio, curl, cvs, dev-util/git, dhcpcd, diffutils, dmidecode, dosfstools, ethtool, flex, ftp, gdb, grep, hwsetup, iputils, iproute, irssi, joe, lftp, livecd-tools, links, lsof, lynx, lzma-utils, mdadm, minicom, nano, ngrep, ntfsprogs, openssh, openvpn, pciutils, picocom, pptpclient, quilt, rp-pppoe, screen, strace, subversion, tar, telnet-bsd, tftp-hpa, unrar, valgrind, vim, wget, wireless-tools, wpa_supplicant, xc, zip

Complete toolchain for

Size of ISO-image is <185 MBytes. Small enough to fit on a flash drive or 3" CD-ROM.