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Re: Configuring for Diskonkey

On Nov 30 2003, Harvey Ussery wrote:
> I installed DebianPPC3.0(Woody) on an 800Mhz iMac 17"LCD. I'm having 
> trouble getting Debian to recognize a Diskonkey (a small USB data 
> storage device).

If you install hotplug, then you won't have to manually load the
usb-storage module, since it will be automatically loaded when you plug
your USB drive and automatically removed when you unplug it.

> How do I get Debian to recognize this usb storage device? If it is 
> necessary to add filesystem type vfat to the system, how do I do that?

You have many options here. One of them is to create a file called
/etc/filesystems that contains the possible filesystem types that you
want to mount.

This way, whenever you have to mount a filesystem, the mount command
will check that file to see what filesystems it can use in case there is
an auto keyword in the /etc/fstab field that specifies the fs type.

Since you seem to be using a stock kernel from Debian, the vfat module
should be available.

Read more about the process above in the mount manual page.

[]s, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito

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