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Old 03-15-2004, 10:22 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: USB Card Reader HowTo


This thread is to discuss the article titled: USB Card Reader HowTo
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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I don't have the usr/src/linux folder so........?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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BobNZ : the article talks about reinstalling the kernel. If you don't know how to do this then you should probably read up on that first. However, you probably won't even need to recompile your kernel because many/most distributions come with USB as standard, so you can probably skip this section.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 03:33 PM   #4
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ok thanks for that.

Bob
 
Old 05-17-2004, 07:06 AM   #5
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Wow! The latest two distros of Knoppix contain USB automatic setup!
You can see them, and download them, at the Knoppix URL in my sig.

Versions are knoppixV3.4-2004-05-04 and knoppixV3.4-2004-05-10
 
Old 05-26-2004, 08:06 AM   #6
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i got scsi hd in sda
so, the dmesg show usb card reader in sdb.

question is, my card reader is 7in1.
in windows it show up 4 new drive.
so how do i mount?

i try mount /dev/sdb1 it ask for filetype
i try set vfat as filetype still cant work
it say:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
or too many mounted file systems

btw.
got k12ltsp 4.01 running.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 08:26 AM   #7
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i also try this:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Flash-Memo...fications.html

same error...
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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http://www.linuxcompatible.org/cdetail11468.html
His Suse 9.1 recognized the 8-in-1 unit out of the box... perhaps it is in that distro, but, not in yours (yet)?

do the http://google.com/linux search, like I did?!

HTH! I just go a 7-in-1, and will check it out on my Knoppix systems...
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:33 PM   #9
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n-in-1 card readers

kernels need to be compiled with initrd

This link discusses the user's successful job to get his to work!

http://www.dragoninc.on.ca/mail-arch...2-11/0224.html
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:18 PM   #10
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Re: DISCUSSION: USB Card Reader HowTo

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Originally posted by busbarn
This thread is to discuss the article titled: USB Card Reader HowTo
nice article, kinda answers my question as my maxtor, cd-rewriter, camera and flashdisk are all based off my external linksys usb hub....

and in Linux they seem to be operating at USB 1.x rates whereas with windows it's always much faster, i suspect USB 2.0.

however do what you say, i'm going to have to download the source code for Linux... nice idea but space is a premium for me....

what to do....

but here's another question, how do you "drop" a usb device that's no longer responding. i've tried to umount but it keeps saying "device is busy"....

any ideas

thanks

- perry
 
Old 07-04-2004, 09:16 PM   #11
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I've got Fedora Core 2, and it seems that my USB Hard disk works on it. I'm a newbie, and I'm guessing that added the line to /etc/fstab is to automate the mounting process? Also, will this /dev/sda1 mounted on mnt/USBdrive work if I replace the USB hard disk with my card reader and vise versa? And one last thing, if I get it to work, how do I automate it in Gnome? Is there a way to add a icon like the floppy or cd-rom drive?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:39 AM   #12
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I am sorry I didn't see that post eariler.. so I have another one opened here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=208195

I followed all the steps that guide suggests, but I am still not able to mount any sdX device..
I just don't get the same results
 
Old 08-13-2004, 02:39 AM   #13
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Question Light off diode on USB flash drive

First: sorry, for my english.
Second: if I posted in wrong area, correct my, please.
And Question: How to extinguish a light-emitting diode on USB flash drive after a command unmount?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:31 AM   #14
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Re: Light off diode on USB flash drive

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Originally posted by Andriano
First: sorry, for my english.
Second: if I posted in wrong area, correct my, please.
And Question: How to extinguish a light-emitting diode on USB flash drive after a command unmount?
you do not want it to stop until the usb flash device is finished writing to the card....! linux has a delayed writing stategy unless you specify sync in the fstab spec for it. it'll go out when it's ready, unless there is something seriously wrong, it will go out

apparently hotplug start/stop/restart handles it most of the time

- perry

Last edited by perry; 08-15-2004 at 01:35 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 01:02 AM   #15
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There is a device, but no name for it...(?)

I successfully got to the "# dmesg" point.

I see :
hub ...
scsi2 : ...
Vendor: ...
Type: ...
USB Mass Storage Device found at 2.

But nothing else (no text like "sda: ...").
So, I do not know the device name to use for mount,
and do not know where to go (the article doesn't say).
Please help the newbie. I use PXA linux 2.4.19 on Intel's pxa255 machine.
Thanks.
 
  


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