[arch-general] USB Flash drive problems
p.nikolic1 at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 6 10:08:00 EST 2012
On Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:02:36 +0200
Tom Rand <tom at tomsbox.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
> run lsusb
> this at least will tell you if the drive is visible &/or if the usb
> port is initialised.
I believe it may have something to do with the fact these SanDisk
drives have that U3 security stuff on them as standard that was
tripping something up .
But all seems well now 3 written and tested in the car all ok ( i
cant stand broadcast radio)
Linux 7-of-9 3.6.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 31 20:57:39 CET 2012
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