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Old 02-28-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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Sony USB Storage Media USM128DS

Slackware 10 on a USB 1.0 motherboard
How do I get this Sony USB storage device working ?
It's a USB 2.0 device USM128DS
It says on the package that there is some kind of
system management area on the device so I assume
it's already formatted for Windows, maybe FAT32 ?
Right now Slackware 10 can't "see" it at all and neither
KDE nor Gnome shows any information about it.
I can't find anything about these little USB devices in
the Linux Documentation site and all Sony has for
downloads is Windows stuff.
Do I do anything in /etc/fstab? I've read other reports
and some people use the line
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash auto user,auto 0 0
Does that look reasonable? I've no idea what an sda device is.
Can anyone tell me how to get this thing working
with Slackware 10?
Old 02-28-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware 10.0, Gentoo 2006.0
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I know that when I have been compiling kernels in the past there is a selection for USB devices, and there is also soemthing for USB gadgets I believe, such as flash storage and what not. Maybe if you opened up your kernel .config in your choice of GUI's you could see what would need to be loaded.

This might be of some help:



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