Up until yesterday, the only problem I had using this burner with Linux was that I can't do a BIOS-update without booting to Windows.
But now, I have a more serious problem: the drive locks up the OS completely whenever I try to scan a CD with dvdisaster (I use Version 0.70.1). Anyone mind to try this? I would really like to know if it is a general problem with the drive type.
Here is some more detail on what I already tried:
It behaved similarly on Windows XP at first, but a change of IDE jumper configuration from CSEL to SLAVE seems to have solved the problem on the Windows side, changing nothing for the Linux side. Scanning DVDs works, normal burning and reading is working too. BIOS upgrade did not help (from BCFC to BCIC), nor did trying with different Linux versions (Knoppix 5.01, PCLOS 0.93a) or disabling dma via hdparm. The other IDE burner in the same machine (NEC ND-2100) has no problem scanning the same CDs with dvdisaster.