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authorMichael Karcher <>2010-03-12 06:41:39 +0000
committerMichael Karcher <>2010-03-12 06:41:39 +0000
commit31fd8254cf93e577188016676c4eac3ccbfab06d (patch)
treee08d59d80c61e211701cb7484957f13bac79d77e /flashrom.8
parent0b9e2a746efa97f3d973c848525a0969dd64dc8d (diff)
Tell users to probe/backup first
Corresponding to flashrom svn r931. Signed-off-by: Michael Karcher <> Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <>
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@@ -22,7 +22,11 @@ checking that your flashrom version won't interpret options in a different way.
You can specify one of \-E, \-r, \-w, \-v or no operation.
If no operation is specified, then all that happens
-is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable.
+is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable. It is
+recommended that if you try flashrom the first time on a system, you run it
+in probe only mode and check the output. Also you are advised to make a
+backup of your current ROM contents with \-r before you try to write a new
.B "\-r, \-\-read <file>"
Read flash ROM contents and save them into the given
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