[mythtv-users] Is this a good system spec?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 21:46:01 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Don Jerman <djerman at pobox.com> wrote:
> On 6/3/08, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 22:08 -0700, Justin The Cynical wrote:
>> <snip>
>> >
>> > I've heard rumours that SATA optical drives can be problematic under
>> > Linux, but personally, I've not seen anything one way or another.  I'll
>> > find out myself someday as I have a SATA optical in my parts list as
>> > well.  :-)
>> >
>>  I would like to add that I have two ASUS SATA DVD-RW drives (Model
>> DRW-1814BLT and  DRW-2014L1T) running under Linux and have had nothing
>> but good experiences with them.
> Good!  I have a Lite-on that needs a BIOS flash to work properly, and
> they distribute the update in a self-decrypting windows .exe file.  So
> it's a brick in my machine (destined for my next gaming rig) as it
> will only read CD media without the upgrade.  I have other machines
> but none running windows that can plug up to a SATA drive at the
> moment.
> Not a SATA issue per se, but a possible gotcha - do your homework if
> you don't have a windows boot partition, and either pick a
> manufacturer that supports linux flashing, or pick a drive that
> doesn't need it out of the box!

I can't remember the model number off hand, but my 20X Samsung has
worked flawlessly. The only issue I had was related to udev. It
created new entries (/dev/cd1,/dev/dvd1,/dev/sr1, etc) even though I
removed my old DVD writer so I had to change all the links in the
rules file.


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