Richard A Downing FBCS geek109 at
Wed Oct 29 13:52:07 PST 2003

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:06:40 +0000
Richard A Downing FBCS <geek109 at> wrote:

> Tushar,
> Due to the fact that following the CDRW Hint, now in obsolete,
> a person can physically damage their system, see the thread in
>, I would like you to DELETE the hint from the server.

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:11:26 -0800 (PST)
Tushar Teredesai <linux_from_scratch at> wrote:

> The hint is already in OLD which contains other hints which can
> cause problems. IMO it is ok to leave the hint there since OLD
> has been used for archiving older hints for historical reasons.

There is a world of (legal) difference between 'causing problems'
and 'damaging hardware'.  As long as we could reasonably say we
couldn't know we are OK.  We can't say that now.  I know that if
you have one of the faulty LG cd-rom drives and follow my hint,
it will destroy the drive, and LG will not fix it under warranty.

I can't force you to delete it, but I would like you to.  I'm
copying this to the newsgroup to create a public record.

Cheers, Richard

Richard A Downing FBCS

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