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== Flashrom Live CD ==
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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.
  
This page is a work in progress. There is no ISO yet. This is just a plan for now.
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It can help avoid Linux installation issues, which can be a hassle for some users.
  
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== Existing Live CDs with flashrom ==
  
== Why a Live CD? ==
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flashrom is already shipped in the following Live CDs:
It provides a user with a stable work environment to read, write and verify a flash device on any supported x86 hardware.
 
  
Read, write, update and verify a BIOS image on any x86 system
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* [http://www.sysresccd.org/ SystemRescueCd] has been including flashrom since about version 2.5.1.
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* [http://grml.org grml]
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*: Note: You need the full grml ISO, "small" (and "medium") ISOs do not contain flashrom.
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*: Note: Some releases (e.g. 2011.12) did not contain flashrom.
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* [http://partedmagic.com Parted Magic]
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* [http://www.hirensbootcd.org Hiren's BootCD]
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*: 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.
  
Boots on x86-32 and/or x86-64
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== Custom flashrom Live CD (obsolete, unmaintained) ==
  
Complete Linux distribution
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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]
  
User friendly.
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Pre-built flashrom packages for various Linux distributions and scripts to build Flashrom Live-CDs are hosted at [http://code.google.com/p/flashrom-live-cd/ flashrom-live-cd].
  
coreboot logo splash screen
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=== Included software packages ===
  
GUI version with terminal for flashrom
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* Linux kernel.
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* Complete and automatic hardware detection, not requiring any driver to be added.
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* Mounts $windows drive read only
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* livecd/packages:
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** 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
  
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=== Complete toolchain for ===
  
== It contains software for: ==
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* [[flashrom]]
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* [http://www.coreboot.org/Superiotool superiotool]
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* lspci
  
Stable and friendly Linux Kenrnel
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Size of ISO-image is <185 MBytes. Small enough to fit on a flash drive or 3" CD-ROM.
 
 
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: ==
 
 
 
 
 
Flashrom
 
 
 
Superiotool
 
 
 
LSPCI
 
 
 
Size of ISO-image is <185 MBytes.
 
Small enough to fit on a flash drive or 3" CD-ROM.
 

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.