[clug-talk] USB mass storage
sgrover at open2space.com
Fri May 16 13:24:19 PDT 2008
Not sure if this will be helpful or not, but...
1. connect everything.
2. Open up a console and type in "dmesg" (no quotes, then enter).
3. Take note of the last little bit of the output. You should see some
mention of your printer devices.
4. Now insert a photocard.
5. Run "dmesg" again.
6. You *should* see some new information at the bottom of the list. If
you are lucky, you'll see reference to the Linux device associated with
the photocard (sda1, sdg1, etc. - or something similar).
Now, if you DON'T see that last bit of info, then the device is not
recognized by Linux and I don't know what else you can do. Probably a
kernel module/driver is needed - but I don't know enough of your printer
to make a guess here.
If you DO see that last bit, you can try to do a manual mount command in
sudo mount /dev/sg1 /some/directory
again, if we are lucky, you can now access /some/directory and see the
contents of your card. You might need to play around with the mount
command though - you might need to specify a file system type - for
example "mount -t vfat /dev/sg1 /some/directory".
Hope that helps some.
Dick Angus wrote:
> Several weeks I go I was in the market for a new printer/scanner/copier. After
> some investigation I purchased an HP Photosmart C6280. I got a pretty good
> price, I liked the 6 ink cartridges, the networking capability, and the other
> features. The HP site said it's completely compatible to Ubuntu - print,
> scan, photocard readers, and networking. It seemed to work like a charm. I
> could print and scan, my wife's Mac could print and scan - amazing. Then I
> tried the photocard readers. They aren't recognized on my Kubuntu box. They
> are on my wife's Mac. The printer shows her Mac as the only save location. I
> contacted HP and they informed me that the printer was not considered
> compatible with Linux (not part of hplip) and that their site was incorrect.
> As I said, most of it works, but I have to mount the photocards manually
> as "USB mass storage devices." I have searched everywhere (that I can think
> of) for guidance in how to mount a USB mass storage device that is not
> recognized by my system. Can anyone point me in the right direction? TIA
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