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I have a 128mb USB flash disk and i cant get it woking with mandrake 9.1 Can someone foward me to some drivers? redards, Michael...
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    USB Flash Disk


    I have a 128mb USB flash disk and i cant get it woking with mandrake 9.1
    Can someone foward me to some drivers?

    redards,

    Michael

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    you don't need drivers for the flash disk I belive.

    Using a USB storage device requires that your kernel have the following compiled as modules (or internal to the kernel):

    CONFIG_USB
    CONFIG_USB_UHCI
    CONFIG_USB_OHCI
    CONFIG_USB_STORAGE
    These devices also use SCSI, so remember to make sure your kernel supports SCSI generic and SCSI disk. Once you have a suitable kernel, proceed.

    You must determine which adapter driver to use. Generally, an Intel or Via motherboard will need usb-ohci.o; motherboards by Compaq, OPTi, SiS, and ALI need uchi.o (so do iMacs). To ensure you have the correct apadter, examine /proc/pci like so:

    cat /proc/pci|grep -i usb
    If the entry is of the form 0xe400, use Uhci.o; if it is 0xee000000 then you should use usb-ohci.o. Failing that, just try one or both.
    To get the device working:

    Load the SCSI drivers
    modprobe sg
    modprobe ide-scsi
    Load the USB drivers
    modprobe usbcore
    modprobe usb-uhci/usb-ohci
    modprobe usb-storage
    If you wish to have these modules loaded at boot, add them to modules.conf/conf.modules in /etc
    Create an fstab entry
    echo "/dev/sda4 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
    Create the mount-point
    mkdir -p /mnt/usb
    Mount the drive
    mount /mnt/usb
    -credits to Marianne Taylor


    hope that helped

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    Is a flash disk the same as a memory stick?

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    If it isn't then I have missed a huge chunk of hardware out of my knowledge

    There are varying types as far as I am aware, but "memory sticks" and "flash disks" and "usb drives" are all the same thing as far as the OS is concerned.

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    I just noticed you molecule has a broken chain? waz up with it?
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    Most but not all USB thumb drives are USB 2.0 which will not work with a USB 1.1 driver. Where to get a 2.0 drv, I don't know. But its on my list of many things to figure out.
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    USB 2.0 is supported in kernel 2.5.2 and later.
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    My usb stick works fine with 9.1

    All I did was plug it in on bootup and since then it's been just like plug'n'play.

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    My usb stick works fine with 9.1

    All I did was plug it in on bootup and since then it's been just like plug'n'play.
    I assume your stick was fat32 and not ntfs? Or you recompiled your kernal with ntfs support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlanwan
    My usb stick works fine with 9.1

    All I did was plug it in on bootup and since then it's been just like plug'n'play.
    I assume your stick was fat32 and not ntfs? Or you recompiled your kernal with ntfs support.
    Came as fat32 i think

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