Upgrade a firmware under FreeBSD

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Nov 25 15:13:33 GMT 2005

"Guillaume R." <raimondeau at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello
> Since a long time I've got a problem with my burner which is :
> cd0: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K13AS 1.11> .
> Cdrecord writes something like: "cannot load media" while there is a
> media inside which works find on another burner.
> So now I decided to use the last chance: the firmware. I found a newer
> than mine on the constructor website. The matter is that it's a .exe
> Does anyone know if it's possible in any way to upgrade a firmware
> under freebsd?

If all you have is a DOS executable, you can't run it under FreeBSD.
FreeDOS is usually good enough for BIOS upgrades, though, so a quick
reboot with a floppy may do it.

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