Problems with updating firmware

vbimport

#1

I have Optiarc AD7200A and I run Linux. The necflash utility, which I downloaded from binflash.cdfreaks.com, tells me, that there are no supported devices. What I have to do ?

$ ./necflash -scan -v
Binflash - NEC version - © by Liggy and Herrie
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List of supported devices:
Trying to query device /dev/hdc
device Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A 1.01 unsupported
Trying to query device /dev/hdd
device ASUS DVD-E616P2 1.03 unsupported
No supported devices found


#2

Try running the program with root user. Linux kernels since (I think) 2.6.9 do not allow some commands when running with an unprivileged user


#3

Thanks a lot! Now it works :slight_smile:

./necflash -scan

Binflash - NEC version - © by Liggy and Herrie
Visit http://binflash.cdfreaks.com

List of supported devices:

Device : /dev/hdc
Vendor : Optiarc
Model : DVD RW AD-7200A
Firmware : 1.01


#4

On the http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7200A/ I found two firmwares for my drive:

Liggy’s AD-7200A Bitsetting Firmware 1.05
Original Optiarc AD7200A firmware 1.05

What’s the difference between them ? What has been added\modified to non-original firmware?


#5

The Bitsetting one supports booktype DVD-ROM for DVD+R/RW in addition to the normal DVD+R DL set to DVD-ROM. This allows better compatibility with older DVD players.


#6

thanks