Flashrom is a universal flash programming utility used to detect, read, erase, or write BIOS chips (DIP, PLCC, SPI). It can be used to flash firmware images such as BIOS or coreboot. It can also be used to backup an existing firmware.

It is free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

It has pciutils and zlib as dependencies.

It is run from user space. Flashing requires superuser privileges.

Backup the current BIOS image into a file:

$ flashrom -r backup.bin

See also

External links

  • http://www.coreboot.org/Flashrom
  • http://openbios.info/FlashRom

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