[arch-general] USB Flash drive problems
tom at tomsbox.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 00:02:36 EST 2012
On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 07:00:43PM +0000, P .NIKOLIC wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2012 17:18:48 +0200
> Tom Rand <tom at tomsbox.co.uk> wrote:
> > My son-in-law recently purchased 2 of these & he could not access
> > them on PS3 or my arch desktop.
> > It turned out they were formatted as EXFAT, he re-formatted as NTFS &
> > all was ok for him.
> > What are yours formatted as?
> > Also I have had similar issue's in the past & just re-formatted to
> > FAT & all was ok.
> Hi Tom .
> Been there using the laptop that is not as upto date and completely
> redid the partition and formatted one of them vfat still the same on
> this machine but ok on the laptop .
> I need to keep them vfat as they are actually for use in the car it
> takes mp3's on usb drives (max 4Gb) and only read vfat (and only mp3
> not ogg)
> Pete .
> Linux 7-of-9 3.6.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 31 20:57:39 CET 2012
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
I take it you tried all ports on this machine.
(apologies for the top post earlier)
the only other possible thing i could think of which might cause this would
be that your mobo is set to use usb 3 only or one of the other versions I know
some mobo's can be set to one of the 3.
Either that or some of the ports are not initialised.
plug the drive in
this at least will tell you if the drive is visible &/or if the usb port is
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