double check the kernel config for
USB Stick requirements:
Scsi disk (sd_mod)
OHCI/UHCI for usb support
USB removeable flash drive support
CDFS and ISO9660 support
If these were modules, add them to modules.autoload or change them to be included into the kernel. You'll have to recompile then. If the are modules, use insmod to load them.
Installing everything shouldn't have an impact on getting devices working since it is kernel support that allows those devices to work, though the above support should be included by default.
Posting the output of lsmod might also help a little.
Last edited by musicman_ace; 11-26-2005 at 06:36 AM.