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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18-pre9-mjc2
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> > computer" messages vanished about the time of the IBM/AT. You instructed
> > it to erase critical internal data, so it did.
>
> I asked it to read temperature sensors *then* it commited suicide.

No. You load lm_sensors, it does a bus scan and that trashes your eeprom.
Its an lm_sensors problem (but rather hard to avoid when poking around
randomly inside a laptop without a clue what its doing)

> In such case disk should either:
> *) have "firmware flasher" part unwritable,
> or
> *) check signature on whatever it is flashing in, and if it does not
> match, refuse to flash it.

Well they don't.
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