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pxfw - Firmware flashing tool for Plextor CD/DVD devices

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NAME

pxfw - Firmware flashing tool for Plextor CD/DVD devices

SYNOPSIS

pxfw -l
 
pxfw -d DEVICE [-if firmware.bin] [-u] [-f] [-v]
 
pxfw -d DEVICE [-e] [-r] [-t] [-v]
 

DESCRIPTION

pxfw is the linux firmware flasher for Plextor CD and DVD drives. Remove any disks before flashing.

FEATURES

You can flash the firmware of these drives:
 
Plextor Premium, Premium-2, PX-712, PX-716, PX-755 and PX-760.
 

DEVICE

can be an IDE, SCSI, SATA, USB or FireWire connected optical drive. Not all SATA controller support all Plextor features.
 
Linux:
 
/dev/hdX: IDE device
 
/dev/scdX: Linux 2.4: SATA, SCSI, USB device, or IDE device via ide-scsi emulation
 
/dev/srX: Linux 2.6: IDE device via new ATA layer, SCSI or USB device
 
 
OpenBSD/NetBSD:
 
/dev/rcdX
 
 
FreeBSD:
 
/dev/cd: SCSI device
 
/dev/acd: ATA device
 
 
MacOS X:
 
/dev/disk:
 
 
win32:
 
C:,D:,E:, ... X:,Y:,Z:
 
 

OPTIONS

-l scan busses for all available CD and DVD devices
 
 
-if select inputfile. Specify the firmware binary file, which should
 

be written to DEVICE.
 
-u proceed update. When the firmware checksum test has succeeded,
 

write firmware to DEVICE.
 
-f force flashing. Even if DEVICE is not recognized, or firmware.
 

checksum has failed, firmware writing will be forced.
 

Handle with care.
 
-e read EEPROM from DEVICE.
 
-r reboot the device.
 
-t test which opcodes are supported by the device.
 
-v debug.
 

EXAMPLES

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. please report man page improvements to T.Maguin@web.de
26 Feb 2014 Debian Sid