Hi Las Vegas,
I guess I am like an earlier poster. I truly appreciate what you and others have done for us mere mortals, but I still feel something is missing in terms of explaining what to do.
For example, I have a Pioneer DVR-103 (Apple OEM) SuperDrive in my Quicksilver G4/867 that has been flashed to firmware version 1.90 using the updater Apple provided. I would like to update the drive to version 2.00 as I have had problems writing CD-RWs, and that update allegedly makes some improvements in that area. I have been able to download the new firmware file (R3100101.200), and FlashIt Kit 2.0, but for the life of me, I have not been able to find a kernal file for that drive. You mentioned that all of >NIL:'s releases of firmware contain a kernal, but my downloads of his releases for the DVR-103 do not contain a kernal file. And neither do my downloads of files from Flash's repository. Are they invisible and have to be made visible?
Elsewhere either you or one of the other gurus said that flashing OEM drives requires the kernal file in order for Mac OSX to happily recognize the drive. Consequently, I am loathe to try upgrade my drive until I can either find the kernal file for a DVR-103 or else be informed by someone knowledgeable that the DVR-103 for some reason does not need a kernal file. I guess a third possibility is that a kernal for another drive such as a DVR-104 or DVR-105 can safely serve as a substitute, but again, I need an authority to say that such is the case.
I hope the problem is clear. One (hopefully just one) component or piece of information relevant to upgrading the DVR-103 appears to be missing. DVRFlash 2.0 and FlashIt Kit 2.0 purportedly make an upgrade feasible, but I would love to know how to get past this one hurdle in order to do it.