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Old 09-20-2002, 03:11 PM   #1
rayne
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Distribution: RedHat 7.3 (8.0 soon)
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usb devices


I haven't installed RedHat yet but I plan to this weekend as a dual boot with Win2K. I know I have to mount extra drives, I plan to mount a FAT32 partition that has my mp3s on it. But how do I get my usb devices to work?

My usb devices that I need to be able to access are:
- HP Deskjet 973C
- MS Optical Intellimouse
- Iomega Zip 100

Will they be mounted at installation or do I need to do something special for them to work? If so, what?

I gather that at installation I can tell it I have an usb intellimouse and that will work. Do I use the RH printer configuration to set up the printer? How do I get the zip to work?

another off-subject question: Will the install be more likely to detect my Win2K install (to add to the boot menu) if it is on a FAT32 partition rather than on NTFS?

I plan to reinstall win2k (it's about that time) and I figured I'd check and do it that way if I have a better chance at detection.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-23-2002, 02:53 PM   #2
rioguia
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i can't help you with the mouse.

i'm not familiar with your model printer. Generally, for your printer, try http://www.linuxprinting.org/

i've had good luck with usb detection on redhat (my recollection is that my sandisk (digital camera) worked great. my recollection is that the storage devices load as /dev/sda, etc.

there are some people working on issues related to zipdrive USB for USB mass storage devices.

http://www2.one-eyed-alien.net/~mdharm/linux-usb/

hope this helps.
 
  


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