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Re: USB and PCMCIA card readers

Fantastic thanks so very much for your help Bret and Roberto - much helpful!

Have recompiled the kernel with SCSI support, SCSI disk support, USB mass storage support (when I checked my .config file, I noted an entry for "Jumpshot" in the USB drivers list, but can't find that in make menuconfig. Weird) and now I get the following mesasges when I boot up the laptop with the USB reader inserted:

hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-2, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB devcie 2 (vend/prod 0x5dc/0x1) is not claimed by any active driver.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered

Have added "/dev/sda1 /home/smartmedia auto rw,user,noauto 0 0" to the fstab. When the laptop has booted, and I try "mount /home/smartmedia" I get an "mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device"

Trying "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /home/smartmedia" gets the same results.

Any ideas?

Cheers - Piers

Roberto Sanchez wrote:
>  --- Piers Kittel <edinfo-list@biased.org> escribió:
>>Hello all
>>I have 2 card readers - an Sandisk PCMCIA compactflash card reader, and
>>an Lexar USB Smartmedia card reader, and well, the question is how to
>>get those to work on my linux laptop?  I'm not fairly sure what is there
>>to need to know to solve the problem, the laptop's a fairly ancient one,
>>P233mmo, 128mb RAM, USB (has to be version 1 I guess), and has PCMCIA.
>>Running Debian woody version 3 with kernel version 2.4.21-rc5.  I get
>>the following messages when I insert the card readers:
>>PCMCIA Compact Flash reader:
>>"cardmgr[94]: unsupported card in socket 1
>>cardmgr[94]:   product info: "Micron", "MTCF    "
>>cardmgr[94]:   manfid: 0x002c, 0x0000  function: 4 (fixed disk)"
>>USB Smartmedia reader:
>>hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-2, assigned address 2
>>usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x5dc/0x1) is not claimed by any active
>>I'm guessing that I just need the drivers to get them, but I've searched
>>for them, can't find them.
>>Thanks very much for your help in advance
>>Cheers - Piers
> Piers,
> The SmartMedia card reader should just work.  Using a stock 2.4.18-bf2.4
> kernel,
> all I needed to do was add this line to my /etc/fstab
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> /dev/sda1       /smartmedia     auto    rw,user,noauto          0       0
> Then it was just a matter of plug in reader, insert card, and mount. When
> finished, unmount, remove card, and (optionally) unplug reader.
> In the event that you are using a home rolled kernel, you need to enable
> support for SCSI block devices.  This is the SCSI part of my .config file
> (2.4.20 kernel) that works with the SmartMedia reader:
> #
> # SCSI support
> #
> #
> # SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM)
> #
> # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST is not set
> # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_OSST is not set
> # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SCH is not set
> Everything works just great.
> -Roberto Sanchez
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