I crossflashed an iHAS424-32A to an iHAS524A using firmware: ATAPI.iHAS524_A.BL2J.patched-fr-dl16.
The good news is that the drive now has working LabelTag but the drive has some bugs in it, I don't know whether these are caused by the crossflash, the iHAS524_A.BL2J.patched-fr-dl16 firmware or what. I was hoping someone could enlighten me.
I started a multisession DVD-R and burnt a data session in nero. Then i started labeltag software in liteon smartpack and clicked "preview" but smartpack says "Error: target disc was finalized! Can not create LabelTag image.". A quick check in Nero tells me that Nero also thinks the disc has been finalised, but putting the disc in my 20A3P drive tells me otherwise: the disc is not at all finalised and Nero is happy to add additional sessions if i wanted.
A second try.. I got a DVD+R, burnt a single 1mb file to it in multisession mode. This time Smartpack doesnt complain and it burns the label. But, an unpleasant surprise! the disc has been finalised after the label has been written even though I was explicitly careful not to tick the "finalize disc" checkbox in smartpack. Attempts to add further labels cause the error "Writing is impossible for a finalized disc!"
Any ideas what is causing these issues?