Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 15 September 2005 Local index
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 Loader 9.
The program never updates Program Loader code so that you should
always be able to downgrade your firmware in case something goes
has been tested with the following:
* HP dvd100i
* Ricoh MP5120A
* Philips DVDRW208
* HP dvd200i
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 asserted
is in public domain.
This manual page was written by Elias Kunnas <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
This document was created by
using the manual pages.
Time: 22:02:16 GMT, April 16, 2011