Originally Posted by Galane
I've tried Damn Small Linux and a Knoppix 5.1.1 CD, neither finds my USB multi-card reader.
I've worked with computers since 1983 and it's almost always that way, someone has a problem, then when they get it fixed they just say "I fixed it!" without saying HOW they did it.
Welcome to LQ!
I would use a newer LiveCD from 'The LiveCD List
'. This way you will be insured to have the newest available kernel & drivers so things should work out for you.
The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe
For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum
' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.
If you download the Live CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;
~#cd /downloadisolocation #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5 #substitute the correct name to check
If the LiveCD ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning'
This way you will know if the burn was OK!
This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.
As for the closing of a post or thread by a 'OP' with a solution is just a matter of netiquette. A lot of people just fail to follow good personal netiquette. Loads of people want a fix but fail to realize the responsibility of providing feedback thus allowing others the benefit of their solution(s). Some just don't want to show their fault(s) or lack of understanding thus leaving things open. While others 'EXPECT' solutions without thought of helping others; selfishness, spoiled or demanding seem to fit their description. Sometimes it can be lack of or just poor communication skills.
These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links
'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!