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NewsForge: Making USB Storage Devices Work Seamlessly Under Linux

Dec 10, 2003, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Schlesinger)

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"What do you do when your ISP tells you the reason your Windows box can't connect to the network is because its network drivers got corrupted? You download new drivers using your Linux client and use Sneakernet to move them to Windows. USB storage devices like M-Systems' DiskOnKey are extremely useful for ad hoc chores like this, and I was lucky to have one on hand. But how to make Linux mount the device as seamlessly as Windows does?

"You turn to the Web, of course, and find that someone has solved the problem for you. In this case, 'someone' was Konstantin Riabitsev of Duke University.. In a posting last summer to a Red Hat mailing list, Riabitsev shared a shell script that made my life easier..."

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