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SubjectRe: DVD writer and IDE support...
> What brand/model drive is this?
It's an AOPEN DUW1608/ARR

Should I consider changing it? (I got an 'if this doesn't run on Linux
I can trade it in' warranty at the shop)

> It is possible to get very weird errors if you have unsupported media in
> the drive and some drives don't like certain media types. Sometimes a
> firmware update on the drive fixes it although it usually requires
> windows (or sometimes dos) to install the update (or linux will do if
> the drive is a plextor).
I noticed a firmware upgrade on the web page (.exe) will try to get a
dos disk running... Sigh...


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