rpl8 - Firmware loader for DVD drives
is a program for Linux 2.4 and upwards that uploads firmware to DVD
drives (mostly DVD+RW).
stands for RICOH Program Loader 8, though it also supports Program
The program never updates Program Loader code so that you should always be able
to downgrade your firmware in case something goes wrong.
So far rpl8
has been tested with the following:
* HP dvd100i
* Ricoh MP5120A
* Philips DVDRW208
* HP dvd200i
To run rpl8
correctly, make sure you have no media in drive. Optionally
go to single user mode and reboot after uploading the new firmware.
- Only backs up the firmware. Note that you might have to
reboot even after this.
Getting messages like this is "normal"
- ide-scsi: Strange, packet command initiated yet DRQ isn't
is in public domain.
This manual page was written by Elias Kunnas <email@example.com>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).