[Techtalk] Re: mounting usb

iriXx dev_null at iriXx.org
Tue Apr 8 20:06:21 EST 2003

Conor Daly wrote:

> My RH72 box uses 'hotplug' for USB devices.  So long as it's running:
> 	chkconfig --add hotplug		# Have chkconfig manage it
> 	chkconfig hotplug on		# Enable it for various runlevels
> 	/etc/init.d/hotplug start	# Start it now
> You just plug in the USB device and it gets recognised.  The USB caddy
> should be seen as a storage device (modprobe usb-storage) at /dev/sda
> (this will be different if you have other scsi stuff on the system).  You
> should find your mdk partitions where you'd normally expect them except
> under /dev/sda instead of /dev/hda

ahhh thanks heaps conor, thats brilliant.
hmm yeah i have an all-scsi system so this might get a little confusing. 
is it likely to put it somewhere else then?... or can i specify any of 
this in fstab?

> Conor (now all you need is to boot the Winxp box off USB...)

hmm yes now theres a question - is it possible to boot linux off usb ? 
then i'd be able to run 2x 20Gb OS'es... paradise!


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