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Old 01-14-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
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Smile I have usb port 1.0, it will not see 2.0 items


First thank you for all the input, it's been helpful. Now, I've been having issues with using external drives (usb\cd/dvd)but when I used an old 3.5 usb device the pc will see it. Is there a way to get it to see a flash drive or cd drive. thank you for being understanding and patient with me. I'm new to using(thinking out side of windows) Linux.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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If you have an USB 1.0 port. It must be quite an old machine.

USB 1.x ports should work with 2.0 devices.

Since you are using Linux, can you post the tail end of the dmesg command after plugging in a USB device?
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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it just says operating system not found
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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So you are trying to boot Linux?

What kind of system is this? If it only has USB 1.0 ports, there is a good chance the BIOS doesn't support USB booting
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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sony viao, pcg-vx88, when I used an old 3.5 usb (Floppy)device the pc will see it and load os Knoppix, linux24 has isues. Is there a way to get it to see a flash drive or cd drive.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 01:43 PM   #6
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Thank you for your time, must go life calls.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 02:13 PM   #7
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with a very old 3.5 in floppy
you will have problems
there is no current modern Operating system that still even LOOKS for one
some older legacy support OS's still do
debian 6 and RHEL 5
 
Old 01-14-2015, 02:47 PM   #8
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You can probably boot from a floppy and load a kernel that has a USB cdrom or USB flash driver
and mount a filesystem one one those once booted. But that wouldn't be an easy task.
 
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Thank you, I'll try that. But, before I go, might you give me a hint on the direction I need to go to do that? :-)
 
Old 01-14-2015, 05:34 PM   #10
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I think "Damn Small Linux" (Which is kinda old now) has a mode where it can boot from a floppy

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/boot_floppies.html
 
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Yes, DSL and a few others have a way to boot to a floppy then switch off to a usb in some cases.

Once in a while you can get slitaz to work like that too.

Might try plop.

Might be able to use pxe boot or a gpxe/ipxe floppy to boot to some local or network location. See www.netboot.me and a fedora site used to work till they were hacked. A mirror of it is still up.

A built in CD ought to work but you may need to be create the cd carefully. Burn at slowest speeds and only with CD-R. A number of distro's offer a CD or netboot CD that can actually boot into a usb for files. Opensuse does that and others.
 
  


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