The Mandrake site makes the claim ...
"These drives are not compatable with Linux"
They mean "These drives are not compatible with the IDE and ATAPI
Can anyone clarify, if the drives are not compatable
with linux, or just
with Mandrake Linux ........
Mandrake has released a production OS with a prerelease kernel. The
problem is for packet-writing added to the 2.4.22-rc2q5 kernel on Aug
A flush command which happens while deciding whether a drive is a CD
writer or not has been redefined by LG to mean "upload firmware" (with
predictable results). Juan Quintela from the Mandrake Cooker list: "Yep,
whoeved decided at LG that reusing for UPLOAD_FIRMWARE command
FLUSH_CACHE comand should be shoot.
In short, how serious is this issue for The lug,, None
of my drives are
LG, so I cannot offer anything other than questions at this time.
Very little, as the LUG doesn't really "support" Mandrake, and I don't
think anyone over here got the ISO's before people heard about the
CDRW's will read the disc fine.