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New to linux and the Slackware distro but loving every minute so far. I'm running 10RC1 with a custom compiled 2.6 kernel (easier to support Nvidia nforce hardware). USB is working fine as far as I can tell as my Microsoft USB mouse is working great. When I plug in my Belkin memory USB pen/stick thing it doesn't seem to be 'seen'.
If type lsusb I get the following:
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0ea0:6828 Ours Technology, Inc. OTI-6828 Flash Disk
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0047 Microsoft Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 004 is the memory stick.
Now I know this USB device works OK under Linux as it worked just fine under SuSE9.1 and it is specifically Linux compatible.
I've created a mount point /mnt/usbpen
but how the hell do I mount the device? It's not seen as /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2 etc as these devices don't exist as far as I can tell?
you'll need certain modules to be loaded in order for it to be correctly recognised, suitable candidates include sr_mod, uhci_hid i *think* but if you do an lsmod on Suse if it's still around you'll be able to see what modules rely on the others just fine.
the modules you need are scattered around the palce as they do different things, you need usb mass storage support (so in USB somewhere) but the device is identified on the scsi bus, i.e /dev/sdXY so requires those....
This isn't related to scsi emulation, that's, as you say for ide cd wriiters. but usb pen's are ide in the first place... all usb devices i've used like this are identified as scsi. i don't know much about the technology involved, but i'd guess it's likely that they actaully do use scsi interfaces, so while they aren't connected to a physcial scsi bus, they are real scsi devices.
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.6.13, Gentoo amd64, Some mish-mash of programs that started with slack 9.0
Do: tail --lines=50 /var/log/messages
Plug in pen drive, see how kernel deals with it, in my case it was mounted to /dev/sda and I added: " /dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat noauto,user 0 0" to my fstab. Works great.