[K12OSN] USB Drive Info

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Thu Dec 2 19:00:22 UTC 2004

Huck wrote:
> I don't understand the question Shawn,
> You plug in a 'sandisk' type jumpdrive first...then take it out and plug 
> in a 'microadvantage' drive...?

Sorry -- yes the first.  If I have one brand, I use it on the one port I 
have available, then take it out and put it in my pocket -- only to get 
another drive (different brand) and put it into the same port that 
worked a minute ago, it does not work.  I'm assuming it does not work 
because of the sdx issue.  How does the kernel work?  Does it keep the 
entry for what device was /dev/sda1 indefinitely?  Does it time out?

I see the logic, if another type of drive is plugged in, the kernel 
says, "Nope, that's not my sda device, so I'll call it sdb"

Do you see the same issue with your drives, Huck?  Have you tried 
several so that you are sure to get different chipsets?


Shawn Powers
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Inland Lakes Schools
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FAX: 509-356-7024
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