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Well, probably there is no solution but get an old hard drive and install Windows on it, but I'll ask anyway. I have a Samsung SATA DVD writer which has ...
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    Flashing new firmware into DVD writer


    Well, probably there is no solution but get an old hard drive and install Windows on it, but I'll ask anyway.
    I have a Samsung SATA DVD writer which has several firmware updates available. I have a reason to believe the firmware it was shipped with is buggy. However, the only update i was able to find is a Windows executable. Out of curiosity I tried to run it under Wine and of course it is not able to access hardware.
    Any bright ideas how to flash this drive without Windows?

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    Not certain, but check Hiren's Boot Disk and The Ultimate Boot CD. I think they have some apps on there that might work for getting it flashed.
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    Yep, look onto making a DOS bootable CD and flash it from there (never tried this)

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    Thanks for replies.
    I believe it won't run under DOS, it ran under Wine. Methinks Wine cannot run DOS executables?
    Is there any way to run Windows without installing it to the HD?

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    One or both of the disks that I mentioned above have a mini version of Windows XP on them. You can also do flashing in some cases with a Windows installation disk by going into recovery mode. That's how I flash my OCZ SSDs when they need it.
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    Thanks, ozar.
    Sorry for not looking deeper at the info you posted. Will do it now.

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