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Old 09-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Where to find linux driver for Lexar Firefly?


I have a Lexar Firefly Jumpdrive, and the manufacturers site dos not include a driver for Linux (I would have fallen out of my chair if it had), and I need to use it on my computer. So my choices are

1. Find a driver.
2. Remove Linux and go back to windows (Which I really don't want to do, but I need the jumpdrive to work on the computer, for school and things.)

So can someone tell me how to do one of the above?
 
Old 09-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need any drivers other than the standard kernel USB mass storage ones. Just try mounting the partition(s) on the device.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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Ok. Thanks, I'll try it.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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I've never seen a jumpdrive that needed a driver for Linux. On a modern distro, It should automatically mount when you insert it. Worst case, you might have to mount it manually.

Have you tried it?
What Linux distro (version)?
 
Old 09-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #5
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I got Red Hat (7 I believe) in a book, and since I had dial-up internet then, I never really was able to get a better distro, although sometime now that I have faster internet I'll get something better. I don't know if it did mount when I inserted it, I have no idea how to access it if it did, or how to mount it.

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:49 PM   #6
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just post here the output of:
$fdisk & $mount
 
Old 09-09-2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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First, get one of the modern distros. You will find that your jumpdrive mounts automatically. You will also discover about 986 other things that are hugely better than RedHat 7something.
 
Old 09-09-2007, 09:37 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crash_override_me View Post
just post here the output of:
$fdisk & $mount
Those are not valid commands...

To see all the drives:
fdisk -l

To see what's mounted:
mount

To see if the jumpdrive is detected
dmesg
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:18 PM   #9
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First, get one of the modern distros. You will find that your jumpdrive mounts automatically. You will also discover about 986 other things that are hugely better than RedHat 7something.
I'm workiing on it. I was going to go with Debian, but It was getting to be to much work, because I'm trying to put it on another computer, which is old and wasn't working properly.
 
  


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