[CentOS] USB flash drive and VMs (Was Curmudgeoning)
David G. Miller
dave at davenjudy.org
Wed Sep 3 15:41:18 UTC 2008
Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Can't argue with you :-) It does seem likely, as 1GB flash drives wouldn't
> have been a possibility at that time. I never owned one at all until
> relatively recently.
>>> > > They didn't work in 98 first edition, nor in NT4 or Win2000 - again, from
>>> > > memory, which could be faulty.
>> > In Win2k, Micro$oft finally got up to speed and most flash drives
>> > will work with it, but XP is better.
> Fair enough. Out of curiosity - do they work in W2K out of the box, or
> require some update? I ask because I'm considering W2K as a
Flash support under qemu seems to be about the same as CD-ROM support.
That is, you can access a device present at start up but it's not
[dave at bend ~]# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 154b:0005 PNY
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
you can attach the device to a W2K qemu session by starting qemu with
qemu -usb -usbdevice tablet -hda w2k.img -usbdevice host:001.002 -m 256
I tried swapping two different 1GB thumb drives and the content of the
drive wasn't visible after the swap.
If you decide to go the qemu route for a VM with W2K, I wrote about the
problems I ran into on my blog at:
Getting a basic W2K VM working was fairly easy but getting it fully
updated was a real pain. I still have a couple of MS updates that I
can't apply since W2K stops working if I do.
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