Restoring the Toasted?
From: Cheerful Pickle (cheerfulpickle_at_net-venture.comPOSTHEAP)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 04:49:26 -0700
I have been using Linux now for about a year, but it has only been in the
last month or so that I have gotten really interested in the nuts and
bolts of the OS. I started with Mandrake 9.1 then late last year I
graduated to 9.1 and last weekend to 10.0. I love it.
However, Mandrake 9.2 did cause me a problem that I am still feeling. I
used to have both a CD drive and a CDRW drive on my machine, both from
the same manufacturer. That was before I upgraded to 9.2. I heard that
the reason I lost my CD drive was that the 9.2 install toasted that drive.
Yesterday I learned that all that happened was that, due to sloppy coding
on the part of the drive manufacturer, LG, the builtin software got erased.
Here is my question. I have not found how to restore the software so that
I can bring it back to up and running. Does anyone know how? If it is
only software then it should be restorable, just like in my computer when
I replaced hard drives and had to start from scratch.
-- Andy Rugg - The Cheerful Pickle Former New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake said on hearing the news of the successful Apollo 11 landing: "The impossible is only that which takes a little longer to do."