USB Pen Drive Crisis
wolfgang at rpi.net.au
Fri Mar 12 14:13:33 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-03-13 at 01:08, Adam Voigt wrote:
> Mine also refused to work, because of what someone else mentioned (the
> missing partition table), so I think this is more of a manufacturer not
> following standards (or not caring cause Windows doesn't need a
> partition table).
> On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 06:53, Wolfgang wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 20:33, Adam Cooper wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > Funnily enough my MP3 Player/USB Drive has started to do this whereas it
> > > worked before. (Before being, before I installed kernel 2.6 from
> > > Aranjv).
> > >
> > > It's definitely not the device since it plays music fine and mounts on
> > > windows boxes.
> > >
> > > Are there any fixes for this?
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help
> > > Adam
> > >
> > This might sound like a weird scenario but, I went to connect a brand
> > new USB Pen Drive onto my RH9 box at work. No matter what I did or what
> > I setup, RH9 just refused to mount the device. (The device what seen,
> > and recognised and all that) Since we also have a combination of Win-XP
> > & 2K boxes at the office, I decided to check it out on one of them. As
> > usual, it worked (And also surprisingly it worked!! :-)). I checked the
> > drive out, and sure enough, it was formatted for FAT. So for the hell of
> > it I reformatted it on Win-XP. Then put it back on the RH9 box, and
> > still no go!.
> > I decided to try it on the Win2K box, and it read it ok too. So I then
> > reformatted it on the Win-2K box, and then went back to the RH9 box, and
> > low and behold it worked!!. I was seen to have 4 partitions, (It's a 1G
> > USB Pen Drive) and the manual indicated that it would be the case, and I
> > then followed the procedure to reconfigure it for a single partition and
> > all worked very well. Put it back into the Win-XP/2K boxes and they
> > still read it ok! Go figure!!
> > I don't really know why, RH9 would not read the USB pen drive, but I
> > managed to get it to work eventually. The only problem, here is, "What
> > would someone do if they had no other resources to correct this sort of
> > problem??"
> > I hope that some of my ranting will help.
> > Wolf
I agree, but the documentation (For the device mentioned), ran through
the procedure, of putting on a partition etc (And it worked by the book,
once I got it formatted correctly). The main problem was to get Linux to
mount it in the first place.
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