Mandrake Linux 9.2 Installation Notes: LG CD-ROM drives Errata
Comment restaurer les lecteurs CD ROM affectés (LG et Dell) :
Update Nov, 14th 2003: LG has released some firmware updates to various model numbers (they are noted specifically in the list), and a restoration procedure for previously affected drives. All users are encouraged to upgrade the firmware on their CD-ROM systems prior to installing or upgrading Mandrake Linux 9.2. They also provide a recovery procedure for the damaged drives.
Firmware updates & restoration procedure are available from LG’s website and from Dell Support. To find the updated firmware on LG web page, click on « Product Support » then select « Device Driver » from the left-hand navigation menu, then select the « CD-ROM » product and you will be presented with different zip files that contain the fixed firmware updates. The firmware can only be applied by booting from a MS-DOS 6.0 boot floppy. Any difficulties applying the firmware updates should be sent to LG Technical Support. Note that intructions on how to apply the update are in the downloadable file « Dead.gif ». There also seems to be some difficulty downloading the .zip files with Konqueror, so you may want to try Mozilla instead if you are having problems with the download. On Dell’s website, click on « Downloads », type « mandrake » or the drive’s model name in the search field, then click Go » and you will be presented with a firmware list.