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Old 09-20-2002, 03:11 PM   #1
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usb devices

I haven't installed RedHat yet but I plan to this weekend as a dual boot with Win2K. I know I have to mount extra drives, I plan to mount a FAT32 partition that has my mp3s on it. But how do I get my usb devices to work?

My usb devices that I need to be able to access are:
- HP Deskjet 973C
- MS Optical Intellimouse
- Iomega Zip 100

Will they be mounted at installation or do I need to do something special for them to work? If so, what?

I gather that at installation I can tell it I have an usb intellimouse and that will work. Do I use the RH printer configuration to set up the printer? How do I get the zip to work?

another off-subject question: Will the install be more likely to detect my Win2K install (to add to the boot menu) if it is on a FAT32 partition rather than on NTFS?

I plan to reinstall win2k (it's about that time) and I figured I'd check and do it that way if I have a better chance at detection.

Old 09-23-2002, 02:53 PM   #2
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i can't help you with the mouse.

i'm not familiar with your model printer. Generally, for your printer, try

i've had good luck with usb detection on redhat (my recollection is that my sandisk (digital camera) worked great. my recollection is that the storage devices load as /dev/sda, etc.

there are some people working on issues related to zipdrive USB for USB mass storage devices.

hope this helps.


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