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Old 11-02-2002, 01:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kingston 6-in-1 USB Card reader ...


Hi folks, hi free people !

To make it short, how to access the data of an IBM microdrive 1GB inserted in a Kingston 6-in-1 USB Card reader (connected to USB 1.1 mobo connector).

The OS is Linux RedHat 8.0

Reference of the device is FCR-U26/1 (see Kingston website)

Thanks already to THE guys who will be able to give me a hand on this.


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Old 11-03-2002, 05:42 AM   #2
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If its supported, it'll be a usb mass storage device... With the thing plugged in:

/sbin/modprobe usb-storage

Then check to see if you've had a SCSI device scan at the very end of everything in:

dmesg

If so the device registered good and normal as a SCSI hard drive (all usb storage is emulated to SCSI, so is RAID, firewire... my cat is emulated as SCSI under the kernel.) If you have no normal REAL SCSI hard drives, getting to it should just be a matter of:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/somewhere

Luck,

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Old 11-03-2002, 07:49 AM   #3
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This is an excerpt of what I can get after typing dmesg :

Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: eUSB Model: Compact Flash Rev: 5.07
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
USB Mass Storage support registered.



... which obviously shows it has been detected. At least something already positive ;o))

Now, how to gain access to it ? How to read something from that ? is there any special tool ?

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Old 11-03-2002, 09:32 AM   #4
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You need to mount it, do "man mount" to see the details.
 
Old 11-03-2002, 01:18 PM   #5
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Thx, just did it but gave me too few explanation unfortunately.
Any sample of how to use the mount command ? (no one given by the man call)

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Old 11-03-2002, 01:55 PM   #6
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mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/somewhere

That's guessing the drive is formatted vfat.

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