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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:59 am 
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I just installed a new Pioneer DVR-110D in my B&W G3 running 10.3.9. I attempted to use DVRFlash 2.2 to update the firmware from 1.08 to 1.22. I used the following command:

./dvrflash -vf PIONEER RB100011.122 RB100111.122

and got the result

Commandline:
./dvrflash -vf PIONEER RB100011.122 RB100111.122

Reading firmware 'RB100011.122'...
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )
Reading firmware 'RB100111.122'...
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )

Drive Information:
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Firmware Rev : 1.08
Firmware Date : 05/07/20
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Additional Drive Information:
Serial Number : XXXXXXXXXXXX
Interface type : ATA
DVR generation : 0011
Kernel type : GENERAL
Normal type : GENERAL
Kernel version : 0001

Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
Region : none
Changes : 5 region changes remaining
4 vendor resets remaining
state is 'Region not set'

At this point nothing else happens (I waited 10 minutes). The program just stops, terminal doesn't respond, and I have to close terminal and kill the running processes -- one of which is dvrflash-- to exit.

So I tried:
./dvrflash -vf "PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D" RB100011.122 RB100111.122

This gave the results:

Reading firmware 'RB100011.122'...
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )
Reading firmware 'RB100111.122'...
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )
Could not open device PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D

I've scanned the forums and the FAQ to no avail. I'd be very grateful if someone could suggest a way to get the firmware update to take place, or at least tell me what's going wrong.

Thanks, Tim


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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:15 am 
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It looks like you did everything right the first time. The second time you failed to put 2 spaces between the 'RW' and 'DVR'.

Check the drive and make sure that it's set to Master and not Cable Select as it might have come from the factory. Also, if you have a Zip drive or other drive in the Slave position on that cable, temporarily remove it.

If you've done all the above and it still doesn't work, try restarting your Mac in Safe mode (hold the Shift down during startup).

Finally, if it's still failing, tell up which Mac and version of OS X you're using.

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:32 pm 
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Had exactly the same problem with an iBook G4 running 10.3.9. The drive is in an external enclosure (does this matter?) and set to Master.

Tried 3 times, following the exact same steps as tim finnegan's first attempt, but didn't interrupt the process for fear of [*Profanity*] up the drive's firmware. After about 10 min. each time the computer screen greyed to the "You need to restart your computer" dialog. Upon restart, drive still worked, but the firmware was still of the old variety.

So, removing other external devices might work? I'll give it a try.


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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:59 pm 
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Tried removing every other external device, and booted in Safe Mode. Flashed again, with the exact same result. Any ideas?


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 PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:53 am 
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I have posted a version of DVRFlash 2.2 for OS X 10.3 on http://lasvegas.rpc1.org. This is a temporary measure until I can figure out how to compile a Universal Binary that's also compatible with 10.3.

Please try this version and let me know if it works.

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 PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:19 pm 
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is this under DVRFlash v2.2 Mac OSX ?


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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:45 am 
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It's the one below marked for "OS X 10.3" Sorry... It didn't show up yesterday. I had to upload the page again. Don't know why it didn't go yesterday... :)

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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:28 pm 
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When I first tried to flash DVR-110D to DVR110, I got similar errors but when I cd to folder (cd /Users/"user"/Desktop/DVRFlash_v2.2_mac\ Folder/mac/) or (cd ~/Desktop/DVRFlash_v2.2_mac Folder/mac) containing DVRFlash and fw files, everything worked fine. The first example is if you drag and drop folder to terminal window and "user" is my login name.


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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:58 pm 
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Commandline:
./DVRFlash -vf PIONEER RB100011.122 RB100111.122

Reading firmware 'RB100011.122'...
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )
Reading firmware 'RB100111.122'...
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.22 )

Drive Information:
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Firmware Rev : 1.08
Firmware Date : 05/07/20
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Additional Drive Information:
Serial Number : EHDL007980WL
Interface type : ATA
DVR generation : 0011
Kernel type : GENERAL
Normal type : GENERAL
Kernel version : 0001

Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
Region : none
Changes : 5 region changes remaining
4 vendor resets remaining
state is 'Region not set'

Are you sure you want to flash this drive (y/n)?
y

Switching drive to Kernel mode:
Key failure. Trying Universal key.
Could not set Kernel mode (No Sense)

iBook G4, OSX 10.4.3 Safe Start. DVD burner in old Sony Firewire box. From System Profiler:

FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

CD-RW CRX1600L:

Manufacturer: SONY
Model: 0x190001
GUID: 0x800460900016524
Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
Connection Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
Sub-units:
CD-RW CRX1600L Unit:
Unit Software Version: 0x10483
Unit Spec ID: 0x609E
Firmware Revision: 0xBC0828
Product Revision Level: 1.08
Sub-units:
CD-RW CRX1600L SBP-LUN:

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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:04 pm 
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Try a normal start. We may need extensions that aren't available in Safe mode. The safe start was a suggestion to attempt to get the 10.4 version to work.

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Regular start was when I first hit the problem.

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Then it looks like the Sony bridge is interfering with normal communications with the drive. If you can get ahold of another enclosure, it would probably work.

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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:03 pm 
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LasVegas --

Have tried all your suggestions: 1) made sure the 110-D was master (it was), 2) disconnected internal slave Zip, 3) tried w/ and w/o safe mode on, 4) used DVRFlash 2.2 for 10.3, and, unfortunately, it fails EXACTLY the same way it did in my posting that started this topic. The only difference is that if I ask it to flash the drive using "PIONEER DVD-RW DVR110-D" in the command line it no longer replies "can't open drive" -- it just hangs Terminal as before.

My setup: B&W G3 450 running 10.3.9 up to date w/ all security patches.

I have noticed two things: 1) dvrflash DOES dismount the drive -- after exiting from Terminal Toast no longer can see the drive; and 2) when I subsequently restart the Mac, the restart always hangs and I have to do a forced (ctrl-option-cmd-power key) restart.

I really appreciate your advice and you efforts to make this work for us. Thanks!

Tim


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:54 pm 
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I'm finding the same problems, but i'm using 10.4.3 DVRFlash just hangs. any help would be appreciated.

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:07 am 
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You may be running into a problem specific to the Blue & White Mac. The B&W used different IDE controllers that subsequent Macs.

Having failed to flash with the CD bus, what I would try is to attach the DVR-110D drive as Slave with the boot drive. This would require temporarily using a different 80 conductor cable (many B&W's used a very short, 1 drive cable for the booth drive.) and laying the DVR-110D in the bottom of the case while flashing. This would use the better ATA-33 chip that the boot drive is connected to.

Other solutions include using a Firewire enclosure or flashing the drive on a PC.

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:07 pm 
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davidstodolsky wrote:
Commandline:
./DVRFlash -vf PIONEER RB100011.122 RB100111.122
Switching drive to Kernel mode:
Key failure. Trying Universal key.
Could not set Kernel mode (No Sense)


I have an almost identical setup (lsame drive and similar external sony firewire case) and had same issues.

My workaround was to take the drive to a friend who has a G5 that I could put the drive in and do the flash in that. Plugged directly onto the ATA bus the flash worked as expected.

So it looks like DVRFlash (v2.2) is having some trouble with this particular firewire bridge.

Edit:
Here is the firewire info from system profiler:
FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

CD-RW CRX1650L:

Manufacturer: SONY
Model: 0x190001
GUID: 0x800460900009393
Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
Connection Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
Sub-units:
CD-RW CRX1650L Unit:
Unit Software Version: 0x10483
Unit Spec ID: 0x609E
Firmware Revision: 0xBC1614
Product Revision Level: 1.22
Sub-units:
CD-RW CRX1650L SBP-LUN:


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:11 pm 
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Yes. It appears that the bridge is interfering with communication with the drive. There's no sense code, so apparently no communication.

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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:40 pm 
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I have 2nd REV B&W G3 400 (+ OWC G4 500 ZIF) 1GB RAM OS 10.3.9 and have been trying to flash Pioneer DVR-110D with Firmware 1.37

In a folder called DVRFlash on my desktop I have:
DVRFlash (mac 10.3 version)
FlashIt
RB100011.137
RB100111.137

I have read the forums and tried disconnecting other drive on CD bus and setting DVR-110D as master. I also tried to connect DVR-110D as slave to the SYS drive on main bus, the computer would hang on startup.

I returned the DVR-110D to CD bus, tried to do safe startup, but I always ended up with the same result, see abbreviated log:

Last login: Sun Dec 4 08:18:31 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
/Users/stu/Desktop/DVRFlash/FlashIt.command; exit
[localhost:~] stu% /Users/stu/Desktop/DVRFlash/FlashIt.command; exit

.....

Drive: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Current Firmware: 1.08
Firmware To Be Installed: 1.37


You will be installing both the Kernel and Firmware into this drive.


Do you wish to proceed? [y/n] y
./DVRFlash -f "PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D" RB100011.137 RB100111.137

DVRFlash v2.2 : Pioneer DVR firmware flasher
by Agent Smith, et al., November 2005

DISCLAIMER

...

Do you understand and agree to the statement above (y/n)?
y

Commandline:
./DVRFlash -f PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D RB100011.137 RB100111.137


Drive Information:
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D
Firmware Rev : 1.08
Firmware Date : 05/07/20
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

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AT THIS POINT TERMINAL PROCESS HANGS, I HAVE TO TERMINATE THE PROCESS AND THEN THE DVR-110D IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE REQUIRING A RESTART WHICH HANGS, REQUIRING ANOTHER RESTART.

Any other ideas? Or is it just impossible to do on a G3 B&W G3? Cheers in advance.


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I took the DVD-RW DVR-110D and plugged it into the MAIN BUS of my girlfriend's G4 Sawtooth, and flashed it there. I did a 1.37 firmware update and then decided to force it to become a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110
But in System profile it states Disc Burning: Not Supported
What's up with that? Have I done the right thing?

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110:

Manufacturer: PIONEER
Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110
Revision: 1.37
Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
Disc Burning: Not Supported
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal


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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Have you put it back into your computer? Is your girlfriend's Sawtooth running Tiger? In a Tiger system you should find it come up with Disc Burning.


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Girlfriend's Sawtooth also running 10.3.9 haven't got around to upgrading to Tiger on either desktops yet. Only on my Powerbook. Will do so asap and see what happens to support status of DVR-110. Thanks.

TOAST TITANIUM 7.01 REPORTS:
Inquiry Response Data
Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110
Where: ATA
Firmware: 1.37 / MMC-3
Cache Size: 2 MB

CD/DVD Drive Capabilities and Status Page
DVD-RAM Read Yes
DVD-R Read Yes
DVD-ROM Read Yes
Method 2 Yes
CD-RW Read Yes
CD-R Read Yes
DVD-RAM Write Yes
DVD-R Write Yes
Test Write Yes
CD-R/RW Write Yes
CD-R Write Yes
BUF Yes
Multi Session Yes
Mode 2 Form 2 Yes
Mode 2 Form 1 Yes
Digital Port (2) No
Digital Port (1) No
Composite No
Audio Play Yes
Read Bar Code No
UPC Yes
ISRC Yes
C2 Pointers supported No
R-W De-interleaved & corrected No
R-W Supported No
CD-DA Stream is Accurate Yes
CD-DA Cmds Supported Yes
Eject (Individual or Magazine) Yes
Prevent Jumper No
Lock State No
Lock Yes
R-W in Lead-in Yes
Side Change Capable No
S/W Slot Selection (SSS) No
Changer Supports Disc Present No
Separate Channel Mute Yes
Separate volume levels Yes
LSBF No
RCK No
BCK No
Length 32
Loading Mechanism Type Tray
Number of Volume Levels Supported 256
Buffer Size Supported 2 MB
Features
Current Profile Unknown (0000H)
Profile List
DVD+R DL
DVD+R
DVD+RW
Unknown (0016H)
Unknown (0015H)
DVD-RW Sequential Recording
DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite
DVD-RAM
Removable disk
DVD-R Sequential Recording
DVD-ROM
CD-RW
CD-R
CD-ROM
Core Persistent
Morphing Persistent
Removable Medium Persistent
Write Protect Supported
Random Readable Supported
Multi-Read Supported
CD Read Supported
DVD Read Supported
Random Writable Supported
Incremental Streaming Write Supported
Sector Erasable Supported
Formattable Supported
Defect Management Supported
Write Once Supported
Restricted Overwrite Supported
CD-RW CAV Write Supported
MRW Supported
DVD+RW Supported
Rigid Restricted Overwrite Supported
CD Track at Once Supported
CD Mastering Supported
DVD-R/RW Write Supported
DDCD Read Supported
DDCD-R Write Supported
DDCD-RW Write Supported
Power Management Persistent
Embedded Changer Supported
CD Audio analog play Supported
Microcode Upgrade Current
Time-out Persistent
DVD-CSS Supported
Real Time Streaming Supported
Logical Unit serial number Persistent
Disc Control Blocks Supported
DVD CPRM Supported


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STUPENDOUS wrote:
I took the DVD-RW DVR-110D and plugged it into the MAIN BUS of my girlfriend's G4 Sawtooth, and flashed it there. I did a 1.37 firmware update and then decided to force it to become a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110
But in System profile it states Disc Burning: Not Supported
What's up with that? Have I done the right thing?

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110:

Manufacturer: PIONEER
Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110
Revision: 1.37
Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
Disc Burning: Not Supported
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal


STUPENDOUS Have a look over at http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ but from memory I think that 'Not Supported' comment is completely normal with Panther and for support you would have to install PatchBurn. When you put Tiger on your drive it will show 'Yes (Unsupported)' and you can remove Patchburn. Of course if you're going to go the Tiger route straight away don't worry about Patchburn. :)


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I was having a similar situation with DVRFlash 2.2 hanging, and have some information that may be of use.

While trying to update the flash on a Pioneer DVR-110D, DVRFlash 2.2 would hang after the disclaimer and background information was printed:

...Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
Region : none
Changes : 5 region changes remaining
4 vendor resets remaining
state is 'Region not set'

<system hangs, never asks if you want to go ahead, DVRFlash can't be killed in Activity Monitor, hard reset required using button on computer box>

I'm fairly knowledgeable about macs and computers in general. I typed the command line correctly, didn't make typos, tried using various flags and so forth. No luck. But eventually I did find a workaround that used the hardware I had available.

Here is the background on the computer:
Mac Beige G3 minitower
ACard 6280M ATA-133 controller card (PCI) for hard drive
Pioneer DVR-110D, on original ATA bus in computer, since this Mac will only boot from a CD if the DVD/CD drive is on that bus.
Rev C ROM upgrade
Sonnet G4/1GHz upgrade card
bunch of other upgrades, including XPostFacto 3.1, lots of RAM, . . .
Original DVR-110D flash v. 1.17, new v. 1.39 w/kernal&normal files

The problem went away when I connected the DVD drive to the ACard ATA-133 bus. DVRFlash worked as advertised.

The ATA busses on the Blue and White (and the beige) have some limitations, and these must be part of the problem. There is a general bit of information on the Wikepedia entry for the Blue and White about it.

For reference, I bought the ACard from the distributor in New Jersey for about $50 a few years ago. It made a noticable improvement in hard drive performance.

Thanks for all the hard work that went into the DVRFlash project, and into this site. =D>


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It's known that flashing this drive will not work unless it is connected using an 80 conductor IDE cable and running in UDMA4 mode. :!:

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