Joined: Jan. 2006
||Posted: Feb. 04 2006,08:34
|Quote (cbagger01 @ Feb. 04 2006,01:40)|
|DSL 2.1 automatically loaded the USB2 driver, called ehci-hcd at boot time.|
DSL 1.5 (and possibly DSL 2.2RC1, I dunno), did not. However, the DSL 1.5 USB BOOT FLOPPY DID autoload the USB2.0 driver.
You can test the theory by doing the following:
1) Using someone else's computer, install DSL 2.2RC1 to your USB drive.
2) Using someone else's computer, create a DSL2.2RC1 boot floppy disk.
3) Using someone else's computer, rename the minirt24.gz file on your USB drive to minirt24.gz.old
4) Using someone else's computer, copy the minirt24.gz file from the floppy disk over to your USB drive.
5) Try your newly modified USB drive in your computer and see if it works.
Otherwise, you may be stuck using DSL 2.1b until the Next Generation DSL-like system that is based on the linux 2.6.x kernel version is released.
This worked -- the 22RC1 boots on my Toshiba with the minirt file from the boot floppy. But, it's probably a moot point, since I see that the USB2 driver will be added in the next RC. BTW, the minirt file from the boot floppy is WAY smaller -- is it safe to use when running this from the pendrive ? Thanks for your suggestion