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Old 07-18-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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USB flash drive works like a charm!

My wife recently got one of those cool little USB flash drives. It came with drivers for Win98, so she was working on installing it on her Windows box; rebooted, stuck in the stick, and nothing happened. I said "hey lemme give it a try." Stuck it in my Linux box, saw the kernel recognize it in the system log, mounted /dev/sdb1 and voila! After some fiddling we finally got Windows to see it, but only by rebooting with it in the USB port, and after that it's still somewhat of a mystery...

It was a nice pleasant surprise, though, for something to be easier in Linux than in Windows! I was expecting hours of fiddling, kernel recompiling, etc., but nope!
Old 07-21-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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most things are easier in linux
Old 07-21-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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Yeah and people say that hardware doesn't work in Linux. Yet most devices come with drivers for windows and under linux they just work

I had the same experience with my flash drive, which worked easily under linux but I had to download its drivers from the net for windows.

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