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Old 10-29-2007, 09:23 AM   #1
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Emulate USB drive


Hi,

I have a device that can read and write to a USB drive (pendrive, hdd, etc). Can I "simulate" the USB drive with a PC? I'd like to make my PC sort of like "USB proxy" between that device and the HDD that is installed in my pc.

If this is not clear : I'd like to connect that device to my pc rather than external usb hdd or pendrive, and make the pc "forwarding" the data to the internal HDD.

Best,
Chris
 
Old 10-29-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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Ok, I've found the thing called USB Gadget API that provides kernel modules that can make a Linux box a USB Client device. I guess a regular USB port will not be able to handle that. Anyone has any experience with those? I just need to turn a Linux box into mass storage USB device.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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Quite a lot of people have read this thread, and not replied.
Maybe they are thinking, "why do you want to do this?". I am
There's probably an easier solution to your problem if you told us what real the problem is.
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I've found the thing called USB Gadget API that provides kernel modules that can make a Linux box a USB Client device. I guess a regular USB port will not be able to handle that.
It is mistake to make assumptions. Try "a regular USB port", and see what happens. Maybe it'll "just work"
 
  


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