[Wolves] USB flash disk with linux.

Jayne Heger wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jan 29 17:03:01 2003


On Tuesday 28 January 2003 12:24 pm, markellse@btinternet.com wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with USB flash disks and linux.

I have just got one - a belated Christmas present off my boyfriend,  mines a 
KeyDrive, 128MB as well.
>
> I use one of these things a lot for carrying files around. (128 MB cost me
> 50.) It is recognised by windows as soon as I plug it in. With RedHat 8.1
> it wasn't, nor was it when I turned the machine off and back on again.

> With SUSE 8.1 it is recognised when I turn the machine off and then back on
> again. Is there any way to make the machine recognise it without having to
> go through that (preferably from the KDE desktop?)

I use SuSE 8.0 and was really impressed when I plugged it in, at first it 
seemed to automatically mount under /dev/sda1/ but obviously like a floppy 
disk you do have to mount it
mount /dev/sda1 worked for me,
you do have to umount  it afterwoods though
and that was it!
When I plugged it in under Windoze 98 however I had to install the driver CD, 
then it wouldn't recognise it, and I had to reboot it to get it to work!!! 
LOL

Hope thats helped!

Jayne
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