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Old 04-30-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Smile Does Mepis now read Thumb drives

I' ve tried 3 versions of Mepis and two of them did not read thumb drives when inserted. The other one would not work with the PC I wanted to use. The 2 Mepis distros that didn't read Thumb drives were Mepis 3.3 and Simply Mepis(about 1 1/2yrs old now) Is the latest Mepis any better in this area? If it is, then I'll move there.
Old 04-30-2006, 11:27 PM   #2
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say.. pretty much every distro I ahve worked with can mount USB drives so I'm sure Mepis can as well, provided you have the proper supporting software installed. It just may not do it automatically out of the box.
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I can confirm that SimplyMepis 343 mounts Thumbdrives without any hassle. I have also updated it to KDE 351 without problems. Only gotcha is that extra users created via the Kuser method will not have the necessary permissions to use the Thumbs, You must stick them into the right groups( I think plugdev, usb, disk), but i could be wrong (has been known 2 happen).
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Kernel bug in 2.6.16

There was a bug report in about memorex thumbdrives not being able to mount under a 2.6.16 kernel.
According to the bug report it worked for 2.6.15 kernels and below.
The bug report is from March, 9. I guess the bug hunt is still in progress.
Old 05-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, kernel 2.6.12-586tsc, mounts them just fine.

Also my my digital camera & cell phone. Just them plug in & shortly they appear on the desktop as /dev/sdx1.

If I have all 3 plugged in at once, x gets up to "c".

If I ever write any scripts for them, I will have to include a search & test loop.


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