[ltp] Alert: MDK 9.2 kills LG CD-ROM products...

Michelle Klein-Hass linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 07:37:31 -0800

>Error scenario: Installing 9.2 and being told unable to install the base
>system and subsequent reboot reveals that CD-ROM drive is physically dead.
>Why: According to LG Electronics, their ODD (Optical Disc Drive) products
>do not support Linux nor do they test with Linux. Unfortunately, many Dell
>computers (possibly others) come with these CD-ROM drives.
>Solution: Currently there is no solution or work-around for this issue; it
>is still under investigation. Damage occurs even when doing a network
>install. At this point, please do not install Mandrake Linux 9.2 on any
>computer containing a LG-based CD-ROM drive or it will damage your CD-ROM
>drive! We are actively looking for a solution to this problem.

This is as big as the LMSensors problem. <shiver>