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Old 07-18-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
wapcaplet
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USB flash drive works like a charm!


My wife recently got one of those cool little USB flash drives. It came with drivers for Win98, so she was working on installing it on her Windows box; rebooted, stuck in the stick, and nothing happened. I said "hey lemme give it a try." Stuck it in my Linux box, saw the kernel recognize it in the system log, mounted /dev/sdb1 and voila! After some fiddling we finally got Windows to see it, but only by rebooting with it in the USB port, and after that it's still somewhat of a mystery...

It was a nice pleasant surprise, though, for something to be easier in Linux than in Windows! I was expecting hours of fiddling, kernel recompiling, etc., but nope!
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:16 PM   #2
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most things are easier in linux
 
Old 07-21-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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Yeah and people say that hardware doesn't work in Linux. Yet most devices come with drivers for windows and under linux they just work

I had the same experience with my flash drive, which worked easily under linux but I had to download its drivers from the net for windows.

 
Old 07-10-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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That is great. Maybe you can help me. Here is the thread link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ternet-736512/
 
  


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