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pxfw - Firmware flashing tool for Plextor CD/DVD devices
pxfw -l 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. Linux: /dev/hdX: IDE device /dev/scdX: Linux 2.4: SATA, SCSI, USB device, or IDE device via ide-scsi emulation /dev/srX: Linux 2.6: IDE device via new ATA layer, SCSI or USB device OpenBSD/NetBSD: /dev/rcdX FreeBSD: /dev/cd: SCSI device /dev/acd: ATA device MacOS X: /dev/disk: win32: 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. -v debug.
pxfw -d /dev/hdc -if 755_1.07.bin -u writes firmware file 755_1.07.bin into Master Drive on Secondary IDE-Port. pxfw -d /dev/sr3 -e -oe file.foo reades EEPROM from device /dev/sr3 and writes it to file.foo. please report man page improvements to T.Maguin@web.de 26 Feb 2014 pxfw(8)