Supermicro bios upgrade

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Thu Sep 11 18:07:47 UTC 2014

op 11-09-14 16:41, Brad Rogers schreef:
> On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:25:59 +0200
> Paul van der Vlis <paul at> wrote:
> Hello Paul,
>> Because of that the program asks with type of programmer to use, and
>> presents a list. But I don't know which one to choose. And Supermicro
>> support does not know that too.
> Supermicro support may not know(1), but they're best placed to find out.
> Failing that, ask on the flashrom ML at flashrom at  The
> flashrom people also run an IRC channel.  I don't have the IRC details to
> hand, but they should be on the flashrom web site.
> (1) Worrying in itself.
> (2) Subscribing may be required.

The flashrom website says:
Probing works (Winbond W25Q64, 8192 kB, SPI), but parts of the flash are
problematic: descriptor is r/o (conforming to ICH reqs), ME region is

I think the flashrom people need more information. I did send them my
output. But I think it's work for Supermicro or Winbond to give
information to get things work. And I think Supermicro will do that when
many people are asking for it.

I found out what the type of programmer is. You need to use
"--programmer internal" when it's a bios on the mainboard.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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