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Thread: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

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    Default Re: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

    already got the latest firmware. did not work.

    guess it's time to invest some serious dough in a good sata drive.

    so pioneer, eh? they seem affordable.

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    Default Re: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

    I don't know if you've flashed to check if it will help or not but even though you might have the latest firmware still try to flash it.

    I've heard LG's are good

    I got a SATA LG DVD writer and i'm not complaining. The chances of borking the dvd/cd with a SATA drive is lesser as the timeouts are almost inexistent, you can't say the same about PATA DVD writers [(E)IDE]

    Also, maybe there's something with the motherboard BIOS ??
    Have you tried clearing CMOS or flashing the mobo??
    How does a linux geek make love??

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    Default Re: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

    The latest firmware was flashed on last night. no dice. I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling the drive, different cable and whatnot to see if it makes any difference.

    checked the bios throughout and everything seems fine. flashing a new bios is not really an option since it will most likely raise new issues. I don't even want to go there since it is easier to just get a new drive.

    someone on the techsupportforum website suggested looking at the voltages and the temperatures in the bios. I'll post them tonight.

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    Default Re: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

    hardware profile and some bios info:

    video card: asus extreme ax550
    cpu: athlon x2 64 5200+
    mobo: asus m2n-e
    ram: 8GB ddr2-800
    power supply: 500W

    BIOS info:
    Vcore voltage: 1.36V
    3.3V voltage: 3.35V
    5V voltage: 5.10V
    12V voltage: 12.75V
    CPU temp: 49-51C
    M/B temp: 47C

    PIO Mode: auto
    UDMA Mode: auto (set to 4 by system)
    Primary IDE master: auto (manual makes no difference)
    Access mode: auto

    IDE Function Setup:
    Onchip IDE Channel0: Enabled
    IDE DMA Transfer access: Enabled
    IDE Prefetch mode: Enabled
    Parallel port address: 378/IRQ7
    Parallel port mode: EPP

    Dual-boot Suse11/XP-SP3

    there is no burning software under windows. got k3b under linux.

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    Default Re: LG dvd drive won't boot suse11 DVD

    the power supply is actually an Antec smartpower sp-500. it seems a bit out of spec on the 12V line. could that be it?

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