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8Gig flash drive not seen on 64 bit 8.0.15 
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 8Gig flash drive not seen on 64 bit 8.0.15
Interesting little rub. Adata 8gb flash drive not seen on 64 bit machine but works fine on 32bit machine, seen instantly & accessible. Thought at first had been had again.

Wondering before i get too excited if anyone else has seen this? Possibly need an updated package? By the way 32bit rig is running 2.6.27 stock kernel & 64bit is running 2.6.32 Mepis kernel. Any ideas?


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Install the later kernel on the 32bit machine. Anything besides Mepis 32 installed?

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lucky9 wrote:
Install the later kernel on the 32bit machine. Anything besides Mepis 32 installed?


Yeah got umpteen partitions but not a biggie i have rigs coming out of the walls. My main rig right now is the 64 bit one with the problem, but we gotta start somewhere so may as well test 2.6.32 on that one & see what happens.


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Well its not the kernel, 2.6.32 Mepis kernel works fine on this 32 bit rig. Some oddity in the 64 bit rig i assume.


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It's the Adata proprietary rubbish on the drive. I have seen this many times, flash drive manufacturers litter their drives with useless windows only preloaders.

If you insert the drive into Mepis, open gparted, select the device, click on Device > Create Partition table, then create a new fat32 partition, I will guarantee full and proper non-interrupted easy access every time without fail on every single system you plug it in to.

I wish these drive manufacturers would stop ruining their drives with useless preloaders for entry level operating systems, aka windows. Thankfully, it only takes 15 seconds to repair the drives.

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m_pav wrote:
It's the Adata proprietary rubbish on the drive. I have seen this many times, flash drive manufacturers litter their drives with useless windows only preloaders.

If you insert the drive into Mepis, open gparted, select the device, click on Device > Create Partition table, then create a new fat32 partition, I will guarantee full and proper non-interrupted easy access every time without fail on every single system you plug it in to.

I wish these drive manufacturers would stop ruining their drives with useless preloaders for entry level operating systems, aka windows. Thankfully, it only takes 15 seconds to repair the drives.

Mike P


Tried it , it sounded like the fix & i appreciate the heads up but the fix was to plug the sucker into a usb 2.0 compliant socket through an extension cable to back of rig. Two front usb ports are 1.10 according to info center, scanner & printer work fine on them. Illatates me no end an Amd socket 2-3 board with usb 1.1 ports! I was thinking them pups dead by now, guess i will have to quit thinking apparently not too well equipped for it.


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Earlier model NEC controller by any chance? Early model NEC USB controllers sucked like a bunch of hoovers on steroids, if that were possible.

Having been "there" before, I now choose to use only components from tier 1 manufacturers like Asus or Gigabyte (in that order) to build my systems, this has alleviated so many issues and RMA's are nearly non-existent.

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I'd second that m_pav! I generally reverse that to GigaByte and ASUS but either is a guarantee of proper engineering so there are no issues.

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m_pav wrote:
Earlier model NEC controller by any chance? Early model NEC USB controllers sucked like a bunch of hoovers on steroids, if that were possible.

Having been "there" before, I now choose to use only components from tier 1 manufacturers like Asus or Gigabyte (in that order) to build my systems, this has alleviated so many issues and RMA's are nearly non-existent.

Mike P


No the controller is an AMD ATI SB600 southbridge chip with a 790 northbridge on a MSI k9a2cff board , according to the manual & it doesn't mention a thing about 1.1 usb ports just 2.0. (7 in fact) A little underhandedness i presume, or linux drivers.....???

Main thing is i now know what the possible cause was....


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