usb disk, in reverse?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Mon Dec 9 00:45:11 UTC 2013

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:06 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> Dedicated hardware,
> such as TVs, probably are not going to be versatile to do something
> beyond the product designer's intentions.  And are highly unlikely to
> give you a way to install drivers to do anything else.

Think outside the box for a second. What the OP asks is *in theory*
entirely doable.
Some USB controller chipsets allow switching between host and client
modes. Of course, the standard drivers do not allow this.
But some do, ie the Nokia N800 internet tablet running Linux could be
switched between USB host mode and USB client modes.

What is needed is for the PC to emulate a "mass storage device" and
mount a FAT32 filesystem. That's what the TV side will get, and it'll
be completely happy with it. The TV doesn't know if it's a real usb
mass storage device, emulated in software, or with every bit
represented by a physical abacus....

Of course, like everything in software, what is required is for
someone to code it...

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