Re: Liteon 1693S stopped working with growisofs after upgrading firmware
Unless you fear that the firmware would render the drive incapable of
reflashing back to the vendor firmware I wouldn't worry overly about
that. I agree you don't want to ignore the issue, but vendors expect
you to reflash, so in itself that wouldn't void the waranty.
No thanks. What if I flash to a modified version of KS0A, and need to
go back to vanilla KS0A? What if I need to send the drive back under
the warranty due to a mechanical flaw? I'm not about to screw around
with firmware upgrades if I can get around it. By get around it, I
mean burn on Windows.
That was what I meant, you clearly expect the modified version to
somehow prevent you from going back and reflashing some earlier vendor
The Liteon firmware update program CLEARLY states that it is not
possible to go back to a previous version of the firmware. They state
it as a matter of fact. I'm sure there are ways around this
limitation that is probably imposed by the Liteon flashing software
> Given the total lack of reports of this problem, I think you're
very close to the line between caution and paranoia.
You run an opensource app, using open source drivers, in an open source O/S, and
you worry about non-commercial firmware messing up your drive to the
point that you can't reflash back.
The nVidia drivers I use are not open-source.
I already enjoy Windows - that's where I play all my games.
None-the-less, I am seriously thinking of mess around with figuring
out the sequence of commands Nero sends to the burner unit compared to
growisofs. This problem has given me one of those hacker itches.