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Old 11-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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USB support

which versions of linux offer USB support?
Also, i have a PCI card that has USB ports on it
that is not supported
how do i mount it?
Old 11-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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There is no version of modern Linux that doesn't support USB; Linux has had support for USB for over a decade now.

Also, I don't understand your second question. If the card is not supported, how could you mount it? How do you know it isn't supported? What is the chipset on the card? What does "lspci" show about it?
Old 11-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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to mount follow these basic steps

as root:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
you are looking for the USB to connect (so do this BEFORE you plug the usb device in)
it will be /dev/sdx#

ex: /dev/sdb1

still as root:
mkdir /mnt/flashdrive
chmod -R 4777 /mnt/flashdrive
now edit the fstab:

vi /etc/fstab
/dev/<device from above>     /mnt/flashdrive        auto        noauto,users,rw    0 0
now mount and test the fstab changes:

mount /mnt/flashdrive
ls -laF /mnt/flashdrive
chmod -R 4777 /mnt/fashdrive
umount /mnt/flashdrive
mount /mnt/flashdrive
that last mount is done as user. thus the 4777 sticky bit completely UNSECURE permissions on the flash drive. 4777 says it will always be usable and accessible to ANYONE/USER on that computer.

you are done. umount and pull it out of the system.
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I think what he is saying is he has an add on card like a pci to usb. Most of the common linux distro's automount usb's. Dunno what disto he has.

Bios and the OS affect how these work. Maybe lsusb command for more info. Might start even with lspci command.


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