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=== Flash chip related ===
=== Flash chip related ===
====WARNING: flash chip swapping: ====
====WARNING: flash chip swapping====
<div style="color: red">If you're going to work on this board, you need a backup plan in the event you flash a faulty BIOS image.
<div style="color: red">If you're going to work on this board, you need a backup plan in the event you flash a faulty BIOS image.
The secondary chip must have different size (preferable greater capacity) than the primary chip (factory chip) that comes with the board in order to avoid accidents: flashrom will not burn the Coreboot image (<code>sudo flashrom -p internal -w new.bin [...] Error: Image size doesn't match</code>) if the size of the hardware chip mismatch the Coreboot image configured ''ROM chip size''. This is a good thing as it will save you from accidentally burning Cooreboot to the primary chip if you forget to toggle the hardware switch to the secondary chip. Chips with equal size will likely make you break the board one day. You have been warned!</div>
The secondary chip must have different size (preferable greater capacity) than the primary chip (factory chip) that comes with the board in order to avoid accidents: flashrom will not burn the Coreboot image (<code>sudo flashrom -p internal -w new.bin [...] Error: Image size doesn't match</code>) if the size of the hardware chip mismatch the Coreboot image configured ''ROM chip size''. This is a good thing as it will save you from accidentally burning Cooreboot to the primary chip if you forget to toggle the hardware switch to the secondary chip. Chips with equal size will likely make you break the board one day. You have been warned!</div>

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