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  1. #1

    Apacer handydrive and linux?

    Hi all,

    I would like to use my Apacer handydrive (USB memory stick) on RedHat 8.0.
    I have searched the RedHat site and for information regarding this thingy, but to no avail.

    Has anyone had any experience with USB memorydrives and Linux?
    I would like to hear about it.

    thanks for reading,


  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    I've gotten mine to work, but it's not really straightforward. First, check if this mem stick is a device compatible with the USB mass storage protocol. Do that by running "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices, find your device's name on an "S:" line, then check the "I:" line closest below and post what it says here.

  3. #3
    Hey. thanks for the quick reply!

    cat /proc/usb/devices says the follwing on the I line:

    If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage

    It also recognises the device being an Apacer Handydrive

    what's next?


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  5. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    It is using the USB Mass Storage protocol. That means all is fine, and you may proceed.
    The USB Mass Storage layer is a bit complicated in Linux in that it uses a SCSI emulation layer. That means that you will access your USB memory like a SCSI drive, and that also requires some extra kernel modules. I've gotten mine to work, but it was some time ago, and I'm not sure if this will be entirely accurate.
    Try this:
    modprobe scsi_mod
    modprobe sg
    modprobe sd_mod
    mkdir /mnt/usb
    mount /dev/sd0 /mnt/usb
    That _should_ work.

  6. #5

    Your memory is really great. got it working in 2 minutes!

    dev was not /sd0, but sda1 though

    thanks again, next step is migrating my laptop from windoze to RH


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