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Old 02-01-2004, 07:55 AM   #1
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fryed cd-rom drives yuk


i have just ordered mandrake 9.2 because what i've read it seems friendly out of them all....i've tryed suse pro but had a lot of trouble trying to get it to dual boot with win xp....lost every thing on many ocassions...mandrake can work/resize NTFS drives .....but now i've read it frys your cd-rom...i have a LG DVD-Rom DRD816ob and a LITE-on LTR cd-rom should i unplug the LG DVD ROM and just use the other i dont see mine listed as working or not working in another thread in this forum....a real just a the beginning of his linux journey....thanks for any help.....
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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This link will tell you if you are affected.

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Old 02-01-2004, 10:10 AM   #3
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thanks...XavierP
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
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Don't forget, they FIXED that problem and re-issued the ISOs with the fix on it. No need to worry at all. Also, DVD roms weren't affected, I believe. The page with known shitty drives will tell you. LG finally released a fix for the firmware anyhow. If you do encounter problems, you won't have to shell out another $30 for a new DVD rom.
 
  


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