So, my little brother bricked his motherboard while trying to update his BIOS (It even killed the recovery block) and I was considering attempting to flash a new BIOS to the eeprom using the Raspberry pi.
This board is an MSI and has a special parallel connector for programming the eeprom called a JSPI1 it's a 9 pin connector. More details can be found here: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=121790.0
I would like to attempt to use Flashrom in Raspbian to program this chip, however, I have never actually dabbled in the hardware side of the Raspi. GPIO is a complete mystery to me.
Can anyone offer some advice as to how I might go about this?
I'm not the first that I can see who's thought of this: http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/vi ... 75&p=56630
No followup was ever given to that post, so I'm not sure if that was the correct approach.
Any guidance/suggestions would be much appreciated.