OMG having a burner (Plextor PX-W1210A) installed along with the Toshiba SD-M1712 caused the flash utility to loop some # infinitely. I even had the guts to interrupt that process several times as I removed my pci ata controller card, using different startup disks, and finally disconnecting the burner to get that flash utility to work properly. So glad my Toshiba is ok.
My first time flashing firmware I believe. Is it a given to only have one device on an ide cable to flash devices successfully?