29 October 2003

Mandrake Linux 9.2 might damage LG CD-ROM drives

"A problem has been discovered with certain LG-based CD-ROM drives and Mandrake Linux 9.2. The kernel that comes shipped with Mandrake Linux 9.2 and early updates would send a FLUSH_CACHE command to the drive which would make drive inoperable by overwriting its firmware."

Public service here. So check out your CD ROM. If it's an LG then don't install Mandrake Linux 9.2!