Unable to re-integrate the modified ".ff" module

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  1. kizwan

    kizwan MDL Member

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  2. andyp

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  3. kizwan

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    With 1.76, it still unable to re-integrated the module. The log file contain the same error:-
    (part of it)
    Thank you andy for looking into this. :)
     
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  4. andyp

    andyp SLIC Tools Author

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    Yeah.
    There are quite a few problems actually. The module copying code was never designed for the .ff modules as they are kind of EFI hybrids. It makes lots of assumptons that are not valid.

    I am working on it :)

    Andy
     
  5. andyp

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    Right.... what i thought was a quick fix, has actually taken all afternoon..... and yet the solution was acutally quite simple. LOL.

    Try 1.77

    Andy
     
  6. kizwan

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    I'll try 1.77 as soon as I'm able to download it. Have little problem downloading the file. I'll try to download later. :)
     
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    Hi andy,

    I unable to download 1.77. At first I thought the server is down but when I tried to download Award & AMI tools, I'm able to do so. This is the error message I got:-
     
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  8. andyp

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    Should be ok now.
    Andy
     
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    Thanks. Just tested 1.77 & it works:-
    It said "2 bytes too big" which is acceptable since I change 10 bytes but it reintegrated successfully. :)
     
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  10. Yen

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    Just curious how it did it. Does it move modules then or is there a gap module around?..never did that before at Phoenix new style bioses, it usually failed to reintegrate if the size is too big. I cannot have a look by myself since I'm not at home anymore....:p

    Thanks.
     
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  11. andyp

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    Some of the modules seem to have FFh padding. In this case there are 10 FFh bytes before the next module which is QWORD aligned. I have just overwritten a couple of those.
    It is technically untested but some of these new Phoenix ones are very similar to EFI, and it's fine there.

    Andy
     
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  14. andyp

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    There seems to be a zero length module. This is what was upsetting the tool. I doubt it should be there though.
    1.79 can parse properly.

    Andy