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Old 06-08-2004, 05:38 PM   #106
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Re: Mandrake 10? Toshiba?


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Originally posted by tERminal1
I was just thinking the drive gave up on life but after reading this I don't know for sure. I mean I would have never thought manufacturers could be irresponsible in such a way, just goes to show the saying about assume is still true...
tERm
The workstation I had the Mandrake 9.2 LG CD drive issue on was setup to dual boot W2K/Mandrake 9.2. After installation, the drive "hardware" was not recoqnized at all by either O/S. When I rebooted to go into windows or Linux, I had to press the F1 key to continue as, I am guessing, the BIOS was looking for the drive, which now seemed to it to be gone. So, it wasn't as though the drive would just not open, close, or spool, but did not appear to even exist.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:28 PM   #107
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How can a company like LG afford not to care about itīs customers like that. referring to the fact they said that the donīt test for on linux systems. Yet they are suppose to be one of the leaders in optical drives.

I have a LG DVD ROM. and it installed perfectly on it, I must say this is a disturbing report.

thanks.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 11:19 AM   #108
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I have a cdwiter by lg and it works good.. i'm not sure exactly wich one.. but it's one of the HL-DT seriers.. 52x24x52.. works good. in 9.2
 
Old 07-07-2004, 03:08 PM   #109
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It's been a while, I'm sure most LG drives and Mandrakelinux's kernel versions have alleiviated the problem......
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right?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #110
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Well I think I have managed to corrupt my goldstar drive with Fedora, I dont think this is limited to one distribution. (The drive was recognised by Linux although it could not be mounted and now i doesnt work in either Windows or Linux )
 
Old 08-12-2004, 06:26 AM   #111
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Well, that sounds dangerously like my problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=216192

I had installed RedHat 9.0 with no problems but everything started to collapse when I tried to install Suse 9.1. And guess what, I'm stuck with WinXP, now the drive cannot read copied CDs (even when I try to boot with a Suse CD -cannot read- or a Win98 floppy -boots butr cannot read the dir info either-), thrashes them if you try to write anything.

And guess what, mine is one of those listed as safe, as long as you have firmware 1.01 (and I have 1.00). Grrr.

Last edited by Sven Korner; 08-12-2004 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:18 AM   #112
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Hi All,

I had this problem on 2 CDROMS in Dell 1600SC Servers - Models 8481B and 8482B - While installing Mandrake 10.0.

The fixes described on http://us.lgservice.com/ for these models described at http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/lgerrata.php3 seems to work fine.

The trick seems to be to take the CDROM out of the Dell and slap them in a CLONE PC and then run the firmware fixes.

Fix:

Attach IDE cable to CDROM
Start PC with DOS disk and relavant firmware
When up, press the CDROM eject button and attach power cable to ROM
Flash the ROM as explained on LGE.com

That's it.

Good luck,

Craig.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:47 PM   #113
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Just to be clear, this isn't a problem with Mandrake. LG didn't stick to the ATAPI Specs when they made the CD-ROMS, and made the drives 'FLUSH BUFFER' command initiate a firmware update. CD writers and re-writer's weren't affected.

If you're concerned about the issue and are considering moving fom Windows to Mandrake, upgrade the firmware in the CD-ROM drive before you start any re-partitioning/formatting/installing.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:42 AM   #114
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Quote:
LG GCC-4120B CDRW/DVD
I've got that drive and it was fried, not sure if Mandrake or SUSE did it though...
Could've been either since I read on a Mandrake site that the fault came from SUSE.


Anyway, is it permanently fried or is it fixable?
*promises to read the whole thread once he gets home*
 
Old 11-05-2004, 05:35 PM   #115
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alluha
I've got that drive and it was fried, not sure if Mandrake or SUSE did it though...
Could've been either since I read on a Mandrake site that the fault came from SUSE.


Anyway, is it permanently fried or is it fixable?
*promises to read the whole thread once he gets home*
Fixable, read my previous posts in this thread with instrutions that worked for me. YMMV.

Ken
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:42 AM   #116
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Ok this is strange, the drive seems to be working in windows XP.

It appeared on my device list, I ejected out of curiosity, it worked.
I'm currently listening to Rammstein-Adios on it.

So yay!

I'll try to burn a cd later on, if that doesn't work I'll try a firmware update.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:14 PM   #117
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alluha
Ok this is strange, the drive seems to be working in windows XP.

It appeared on my device list, I ejected out of curiosity, it worked.
I'm currently listening to Rammstein-Adios on it.

So yay!

I'll try to burn a cd later on, if that doesn't work I'll try a firmware update.
That is very good news for you. In my case, the drive was not recognized by either Windows or Linux.

Ken
 
  


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