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Old 03-06-2003, 02:34 AM   #1
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TREK (smart) USB flash drive

I have this usb flash drive that could not be detected. I use bare.i kernel, should I use the usb.i kernel?

Old 03-06-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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I would suggest sticking with the bare.i kernel if it supports everything needed to boot the system properly.

I have a USB memory stick reader that would akin to your device. I use the following modules.

modprobe usb-uhci (or usb-ohci)
modprobe usb-storage

Disconnect your device. Load the modules above. Reconnect your device. Then use the "dmesg" command and look at the last few lines. It should report the new device.

The device should appear as a SCSI drive on /dev/sda1. I use a directory called /media for the mount point. But use what you want of course.

mkdir /media
mount /dev/sda1 /media

If it works then you can add the commands to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local script to run when you start the system.

If it still doesn't work and/or dmesg reports no driver was assigned, then you will probably need to do a kernel upgrade to provide support. I had to do that for my Firewire IDE drive enclosure. 2.4.18 would not see the new bridge device, but 2.4.19 worked great.
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Thanks EXcalibur,

I'm gonna try it and let you know the results.


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