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USB Flash Drive with Linux

Here are the instructions to make a 128 MB USB flash drive from Edge Tech Corp work under Linux (using kernel Compile and install the usb-storage module. This option is under "Device Drivers" -> "USB Support" -> "USB Mass Storage Support" in the kernel configuration options. Load the module using modprobe usb-storage . Look at /var/log/messages ; you should see messages like this: Jul 1 21:10:15 trinity Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... Jul 1 21:10:15 trinity usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage Jul 1 21:10:15 trinity USB Mass Storage support registered. Plug in the flash drive and look at the messages in /var/log/messages again. This will help you identify what SCSI device the flash drive was simulated as. Here are some sample message from the log: Jul 1 21:10:45 trinity usb 3-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 Jul 1 21:10:45 trinity scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices J