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.
/dev/hdX: IDE device
/dev/scdX: Linux 2.4: SATA, SCSI, USB device, or IDE device via ide-
/dev/srX: Linux 2.6: IDE device via new ATA layer, SCSI or USB device
/dev/cd: SCSI device
/dev/acd: ATA device
C:,D:,E:, ... X:,Y:,Z:
-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.
pxfw -d /dev/hdc -if 755_1.07.bin -u
writes firmware file 755_1.07.bin into Master Drive on Secondary
pxfw -d /dev/sr3 -e -oe file.foo
reades EEPROM from device /dev/sr3 and writes it to file.foo.
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