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pxfw(8)                       pxfw 0.5                       pxfw(8)



NAME
       pxfw - Firmware flashing tool for Plextor CD/DVD devices

SYNOPSIS
       pxfw -l
       pxfw -d DEVICE [-if firmware.bin] [-u] [-f] [-v]
       pxfw -d DEVICE [-e] [-r] [-t] [-v]

DESCRIPTION
       pxfw  is  the  linux  firmware flasher for Plextor CD and DVD
       drives.  Remove any disks before flashing.

FEATURES
       You can flash the firmware of these drives:
       Plextor  Premium,  Premium-2,  PX-712,  PX-716,  PX-755   and
       PX-760.

DEVICE
       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:


OPTIONS
       -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 suc‐
       ceeded,
            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.


EXAMPLES
       pxfw -d /dev/hdc -if 755_1.07.bin -u
       writes  firmware  file 755_1.07.bin into Master Drive on Sec‐
       ondary 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



Gennady ShultZ Kozlov      02 April, 2009                    pxfw(8)
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