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Old 08-11-2005, 12:46 AM   #1
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flashdrive on MDK 10.0 (solved)

Using dual boot Wxp / MDK 10.0 on Plll. The flashdrive works fine in Wxp but upon insertion in MDK 10.0 the PC freezes and am unable to recover without hard boot. Kernel is 2.6.3 and onboard USB is the Intel 82801AB 810 chipset with UHCI controller. This is NOT a hi-speed USB mainboard.

This is part of the output of dmesg:

rivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbfs
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hub
drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: UHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: irq 3, io base 0000e000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected

I thought maybe MDK was trying to use 2.0 drivers on an old MB. Also Intel does not provide dwnlds for USB1.1.

Any ideas?

Last edited by Trio3b; 08-14-2005 at 12:37 AM.
Old 08-14-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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flashdrive lockup "solved"

OK, decided to insert flashdrive before boot. Hdwr config utility found it.....added it to fstab, all seems well, although boot screen displays following message:

line 6 in fstab is bad

otherwise OK
Old 08-22-2005, 03:18 AM   #3
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I suppose your Mandriva uses supermount (automounter)... try disabling it, it should help. Then just mount the flashdrive manually as root:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashmem

Make sure mountpoint /mnt/flashmem exists.

If disabling supermount does not help, then you could try downloading some LiveCD, Knoppix for example. Boot with it and try if you can use your flash drive from within it. If you can, then problem is Mandriva-related. I've experience some strange problems with different Mandrake versions so I wouldn't be surprised if was.

Also check that your computer really locks down completely, meaning that Ctrl-Alt-F1 (+ Ctrl-Alt-Del) and Ctrl-Alt-Backspace do not work at all. If they do work, then your problem is not as critical as it could be.


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