View Full Version : List of USB PenDrive's that are already known to work?

03-18-2003, 12:05 AM
Is there already a list of USB Pen Drive's that are already known to work with KNOPPIX? Or is that something that will be trial and error when 3.2 comes out?

And I mean ones that work like PLUG 'N PLAY.

If there isn't such a list I hope people can start posting in this thread or something and start putting up ones that will work. (or maybe ones that work with some tweaking as well)


03-18-2003, 12:21 AM
Sweex 256 MB and 128 MB pendrive are working

03-18-2003, 10:16 PM
There really is no reason most any pen drive won't work 'with a little tweaking'. There are several factors involved. Knoppix 3.1 generally has these covered but you might have to add somethng to the unusual devices file. Anything not covered isn't really a fault with knoppix. The 2.5 kernels are supposed to have better USB hotplugging capabilities.
Here is a vendor I.D. list http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids
You may need this to add a drive to the 'unusual devices' file.
Here is a link to several 'working devices'- do a search both by manufacturer & pendrive et. Remeber that a pen drive is really a flash memory drive.
Of course there is always http://www.linux-usb.org

If you really want to understand linux & USB do a little reading- it's worth it.

Also keep in mind that to mount a drive it must first be formatted. If you buy a new drive don't forget to format.