pxfw - Firmware flashing tool for Plextor CD/DVD devices
pxfw -d DEVICE [-if
firmware.bin] [-u] [-f] [-v]
pxfw -d DEVICE [-e] [-r] [-t] [-v]
pxfw is the linux firmware flasher for Plextor CD and DVD drives. Remove any
disks before flashing.
You can flash the firmware of these drives:
Plextor Premium, Premium-2, PX-712, PX-716, PX-755 and PX-760.
can be an IDE, SCSI, SATA, USB or FireWire connected optical drive. Not all SATA
controller support all Plextor features.
Linux 2.4: SATA, SCSI, USB device, or IDE device via ide-scsi
Linux 2.6: IDE device via new ATA layer, SCSI or USB device
C:,D:,E:, ... X:,Y:,Z:
scan busses for all available CD and DVD devices
select inputfile. Specify the firmware binary file, which should
be written to DEVICE.
proceed update. When the firmware checksum test has succeeded,
write firmware to DEVICE.
force flashing. Even if DEVICE is not recognized, or firmware.
checksum has failed, firmware writing will be forced.
Handle with care.
read EEPROM from DEVICE.
reboot the device.
test which opcodes are supported by the device.
pxfw -d /dev/hdc -if 755_1.07.bin -u
writes firmware file 755_1.07.bin into Master Drive on Secondary IDE-Port.
pxfw -d /dev/sr3 -e -oe file.foo
reades EEPROM from device /dev/sr3 and writes it to file.foo.
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