>On a related note, the only firmware flasher I have seen for Ricoh drives
>needs Windows. This is a fairly large problem: I do not have a way, under
>current configuration, of running Windows on the machine with the drive,
>so I would have to temporarily put it in my Windows machine to flash it.
>Unless, that is, anyone knows of a program for MS-DOS or (better still)
>Linux, that can flash the firmware on my drive.
I upgraded my Toshiba Laptop DVD drive firmware from RPC-2 to RPC-1
using dos boot diskete.