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Old 11-13-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
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Thumb Drives and External HDDs


I suppose USB-based thumb drives and external HDDs shouldn't pose much problems for Linux? (Just checking to be sure...)


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Old 11-13-2004, 09:11 AM   #2
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They work fine. Just make sure you have scsi generic support and usb mass storage support in your kernel. If you are using a stock distro kernel then this is most likely the case.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
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Just make sure you have scsi generic support and usb mass storage support in your kernel. If you are using a stock distro kernel then this is most likely the case.
Its just about installing the appropriate packages right?


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Old 11-13-2004, 09:39 AM   #4
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No, it is a kernel function. At most you should just need to load the modules.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:41 AM   #5
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Roger that, thanks!


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Old 11-13-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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btw, those usb drives are usually recognized as /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1

mount /dev/sda1 /my_made_up_mount_point
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:31 PM   #7
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What does sda and sdb stand for? *juz curious*


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Old 11-14-2004, 06:04 AM   #8
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scsi device a
scsi device b

much like hd (hard drive a)
 
Old 11-14-2004, 10:47 AM   #9
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The other thing you may want to run is dmesg, this should show you the device name of a connected device.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 10:58 AM   #10
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icic thanks! didnt know that an external harddisk or thumbdrive is a scsi device.


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Old 11-18-2004, 10:35 AM   #11
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How to install in external thumdrive

i had 1Gb thum drive, i had install a slackware in it. but during booting process kernel panic appear. it cannot rean my usb thumb drive.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:43 PM   #12
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may deal with the initial ramdisk

you have an initrd with scsi module in it?
 
  


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