The Intel* desktop board DH67CF has been designed to support desktop operating systems only and you can check that information on the following link:
Now in regards the “flashroom” tool is not part of the methods use to update the bios on the Intel boards. I suggest connect a monitor and try a BIOS recovery. This method does not need and mouse of CD/DVD is faster and secure and does not need any operating systems specifically:
1) Turn the system off
2) Remove all the peripherals (keyboard, mouse and cd, DVD drive)
3) Remove the BIOS jumper from the board
4) Load the BL0128P.BIO file in an empty flash drive hopefully no bigger than 2g and connect it to the back panel of your board
5) Turn the system on and wait for 10 minutes until you see the BIOS update screen.
6) Then boot to the BIOS and check the latest BIOS version was loaded correctly.
You can get the latest BIOS version for the following link:
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
I understand that Intel had desktop usage in mind when designing this board - nevertheless it is a very nice & interesting board for people like me, who want a small form factor server stored in a closet.
And since that is the case for me, your answer - though interesting - is not really useful for me: it still requires me to get the server out of the closet and connect a monitor to it. A method like with 'flashrom' would be sooo much easier - a complete BIOS update from a remote location over my LAN, without even touching the box.
So unless this is somehow already possible, my request still stands: please support the developers of Flashrom so that Intel boards like mine are supported!
I got your point. Let me give the email for the embedded team, they work with all the chipsets on the board (including the BIOS chipset) and multiple vendors which may give you some advices and help you out to try and exhaust all the posible option. Embedded@mailbox.intel.com
I have a Windows Home Server build upon a DG41MJ motherboard connected just to power and network to remote location within my premises. I managed to update bios using Remote desktop and running the Express Bios Update and let it do its magic. In my case this particular motherboard it beeps twice upon starting therfor i was able (by hearing) to confirmed that the Bios update completed ok.
Your motherboard does not have this capability (of beeping) before booting therefor you just have to wait for a couple of minutes and then trying to see from Remote desktop if the board has been updated.
Thanks - but could you please verify the e-mail address? I got the following reply:
The following message to <Embedded@mailbox.intel.com> was undeliverable. The reason for the problem: 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'5.1.1 <Embedded@mailbox.intel.com>... User unknown'
@fsofos: thanks for the suggestion, but the machine uses Linux as operating system, so not possible. And I'm definitely not changing my OS for a BIOS update!
Intel Severs have BIOS update tools for Linux, Windows and EFI. Headless update is fairly easy.
Intel Desktop's tool seems to be a window based and the supported OS listing does not indicate Linux is a supported OS. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-008326.htm
Sorry, no real help here for your issue.
I don't believe the tools are compatable either.
@Doc_SilverCreek: you're right - Linux is indeed not supported by Intel for this board. Now, in my opinion, Intel doesn't have to support it - if only they would disclose the information necessary for 3rd party developers like Flashrom.
Unfortunately the e-mail address provided above by Ricardo still doesn't work - so no chance to get to the people that can actually make a difference.