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Ok I put it in to the usb port linux does not found it then it looks up. I start the computer up with it in it locks up when it is booting. It works fine with XP on the same pc. I am using Mandrake 9.1
I have a gateway solo 9500 and it crashes with Mandrake 9.2. The computer will not boot all the way with the drive connected. When I connect it after boot and manually try to mount it, the computer hangs and stops accepting input from the built in keyboard. The conputer becomes responsive when the cruzer mini is removed.
--update: Okay, if I plug in the drive and run "fdisk /dev/sda" the computer will eventually hang and crash hard. If I try to stop the process, the computer is non-responsive. However, if I pull the drive,. the computer becomes responsive again and I can quit the process. Now, if I plug the drive back in and run "fdisk /dev/sda" the menu comes up almost immediately and the program works. I still cannot mount the drive withut the computer crashing.
Last edited by jeffrobins; 12-31-2003 at 07:45 PM.
I found my solution: I returned the sandisk cruzer to best buy and exchanged it for the PNY one. It was $10 more, but came with an extension cable (nice b/c my USB is in the back). It works perfectly, everytime.
It did seem somewhat slower then the sandisk one on my win 2k box. But, I'm happy. I suggest everybody else do the same.