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Old 02-24-2004, 09:41 AM   #16
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I am not so sure.

You can have a try. I have not found a time and opportunity to upgrade yet. My system has too many things to backup and protect. It is too risky, especially from a newbie's point of view.
I made that conclusion because, I have 1 yr old China made 64M usb storage key. That works very well. Only the new one doesn't work. Even on my XP laptop, this device is classified as high speed usb. It doesn't work well with XP as well. So I won't surprise if the new hardware doesn't work on linux.
I am going to try it ASAP. After that I think I can have more thing to talk about it.
Old 02-26-2004, 03:25 PM   #17
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Supermount is the villain...

The problem seems to be that the mini-Cruzer + USB-hotplug + supermount is a bad combination. If you have supermount compiled into the kernel, you simply cannot get this disk to mount. If you, however, use any kernel without the supermount patch applied, it seems to work flawlessly (though it has a FAT12 filesystem on it, I reformatted mine).

This is why the device is so aggravating to users of Mandrake, where the supermount patch is in the default kernel.
Old 02-27-2004, 05:19 PM   #18
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Does anyone know how to disable supermount in SuSE???
Old 03-27-2004, 03:03 PM   #19
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For Fedora and Redhat 9, I ran the Hardware Browser and determined that the Sandisk was at /dev/sda1.

Therefore, create a directory to mount to:
mkdir /mnt/usb1

And add the following to your /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb1 vfat users,uid=youre,gid=youre,rw,umask=000 0 0

Where "youre" is my linux user id. You could also use "500" which is the correspoding id from /etc/passwd and /etc/group.

Then run as root or sudoer:
mount -a

You should now be able to access the Sandisk drive at /mnt/usb1.

Please make sure to unmount the Sandisk when you're finished (run as root or sudoer):
umount /mnt/usb1


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