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Old 02-02-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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Only reads 80% of data DVD's


Hi there! After getting completely fed up with XP I've decided to move over to Linux, Mandrake 10.1 Downloadable version to be exact! I love it completely, it's a little more fiddly to set up than XP but it works like a dream.

I'm only having 1 problem and that's reading data DVD's. I've found some info in another thread that I used and it increased from reading 1 out of every 10 data DVD's to reading 8 out 10 data DVD's. I just need it to read the other 2/10! I've followed all the instructions I could find and everything seems to be setup correctly.

I've only got 1 DVD-ROM/Writer which is identified correctly as a _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A.

It's mounted using auto in fstab with -i9660 option thrown in there as well. I've installed decss/css (I know there just for video but what can't hurt can only help!) and I've installed DVD-RW Tools and the UDF Library!

Can anybody help me out! Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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You can try to upgrade the firmware.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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Cheers for the quick response. I've just been looking at the firmware upgrades but there's a whole bunch of them, most of them just seem to be about setting the book type and/or making it region free. Do you know which firmware is the best to use? Sorry to sound a total noob!
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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Their website suxx!! no link to dl a firmware...
http://support.necsam.com/optical/do...flashfirmware/
 
Old 02-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Cheers for that! I've flashed the firmware and it's still the same, but to be honest I think it's a media problem. There's a few discs that when I try to read them it just shows me them as being burnt but doesn't read the directory structure. After these discs it doesn't reset the drive so any other discs I put in just show up as being unreadable. A reboot solves the problem and the other discs are readable again. So it's more like 99% of the discs read. I'm gonna grab the data off of them through XP and reburn the discs, I reckon it'll solve the problems. Again, cheers for the help mate.
 
  


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