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commit 3eba33a46c04ad7f8ed2bd227176310e9b66da11
parent c938401698726a317a66befc2c76122c87d0855b
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:03:52 +0100

docs/install/index.html: Notes about KFSN4-DRE

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diff --git a/docs/install/index.html b/docs/install/index.html @@ -30,7 +30,8 @@ <h2>Software methods</h2> <ul> <li><a href="#rom">List of ROM images in libreboot</a></li> - <li><a href="#flashrom">How to update libreboot (if you are already running libreboot or coreboot)</a></li> + <li><a href="#flashrom">How to update or install libreboot (if you are already running libreboot or coreboot)</a></li> + <li><a href="#flashrom">KFSN4-DRE: initial installation guide (if running the proprietary firmware)</a></li> <li><a href="#flashrom_lenovobios">ThinkPad X60/T60: Initial installation guide (if running the proprietary firmware)</a></li> <li><a href="#flashrom_macbook21">MacBook2,1: Initial installation guide (if running the proprietary firmware)</a></li> </ul> @@ -117,7 +118,7 @@ <div class="section"> - <h1 id="flashrom">How to update libreboot (if you are already running libreboot or coreboot)</h1> + <h1 id="flashrom">How to update or install libreboot (if you are already running libreboot or coreboot)</h1> <p> On all current targets, updating libreboot can be accomplished without disassembly and, @@ -153,6 +154,36 @@ T500 users refer to <a href="t500_external.html">t500_external.html</a> </p> + <h2>ASUS KFSN4-DRE?</h2> + + <p> + Internal flashing should work just fine, even if you are + currently booting the proprietary firmware. + </p> + + <p> + Libreboot currently lacks documentation for externally + re-flashing an LPC flash chip. However, these boards have + the flash chip inside of an LPCC socket, and it is possible + to hot-swap the chips. If you want to back up your + known-working image, simply hot-swap the chip for one that + is the same capacity, after having dumped a copy of the + current firmware (flashrom -p internal -r yourchosenname.rom), + and then flash that chip with the known-working image. + Check whether the system still boots, and if it does, then + it should be safe to flash the new image (because you now + have a backup of the old image). + </p> + + <p> + Keeping at least one spare LPC PLCC chip with working firmware + on it is highly recommended, in case of bricks. + </p> + + <p> + Do check the HCL entry: <a href="../hcl/kfsn4-dre.html">../hcl/kfsn4-dre.html</a> + </p> + <h2>Are you currently running libreboot (or coreboot)?</h2> <p>