[ILUG] LiteOn DVDRW/Firmware
paul at clubi.ie
Thu Oct 7 01:18:45 IST 2004
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, fuzzbucket wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone has had any luck updating firmware on
> LiteOn burners under Linux with Wine or some other way. I had a go
> tonight in an attempt to sort some dodgy behaviour from the drive
> and had no luck with Wine or an actual Windows box! I got errors
> about the ASPI layer, even though I confirmed it was installed and
If it wont work under Windows, wont work in Wine ;).
I've successfully updated firmware on a Yamaha SCSI CDR under Wine
(and Wine is very useful for figuring out what windows SCSI apps do -
you can get it to log all SCSI CDBs which are sent).
> "I would appreciate any information you can provide me on updating
> the firmware of my LiteOn DVDRW under Linux or even DOS. I do not
> use Microsoft Windows on any of my computers.
I sent similar to Yamaha years ago and got the source for their DOS
firmware programme back, which allowed me to adapt some existing SCSI
code (the original globalfilesystem.org's seagate disk firmware
upgrade programme) to flash the drive. It broke with later, bigger,
firmware which needed a slightly different procedure for updating
firmware - at which point Yamaha had moved to a win32 app for
firmware upgrade, hence I used Wine.
If ATAPI on Windows is implemented via SCSI, or else if the Wine
ATAPI layer is similar to the Wine SCSI layer, then you should try
get Wine to dump the conversation of the application for future
reference (even a native Linux app).
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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