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Old 03-29-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
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usb mass storage support


Hi all,

On debian I'm trying to use a usb compact flash reader, which I've been
using with MS Windows for a couple of years.

Every how-to pages regarding this suggest I need to turn on
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE in the .config file. But the menuconfig doesn't
give me that option under the usb support. I guess the kernel version
(2.2.20) is not mature enough for this? If so, what version do I need?

I'm a newbie here. I went to debian.org, followed the installation
procedure, burnt some CDs, and installed the operating system. I was
a little shocked when I found out that the debian installation is
based on the kernel version 2.2.20, which seems a bit old to me when
people are talking about 2.6. Why 2.2.20? Or did I awefully miss
something here?
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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Yes, you need to upgrade your kernel to later version with the proper support. Debian seems to stick way behind in the latest kernel releases for some reason..
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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Debian has three branches: stable, testing, and unstable - and they mean *STABLE* in the business mission-critical sense... the tradeoff is that it takes a while to test and debug before it can reach that status.

here is a good article that may help with Debian kernel upgrading:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949

 
  


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