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Old 06-03-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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8GB USB Flash Drive would it work with Linux? (Mandriva 2008)


I am thinking of buying :-

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/343173...d/Product.html

Would it work with Linux?
 
Old 06-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Storage devices like that work on any modern operating system. They don't need to be "supported" specifically.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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That is what I thought but I wanted to check. Thanks a lot.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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One caveat though...I hate USB drives that come "equipped" with some proprietary BS that will "speed up file transfers" or some other garbage. I've had bad experiences with USB drives using readyboost and that miserable U3 system under linux (even after formatting with GParted!). IMHO, just stick with a plain vanilla flash drive with no "bells and whistles".

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