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  Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop
Subject:   Question about USB devices
Date:   2007-01-12 06:39:01
From:   TommyHerbert
Fantastic article: thanks.


I'd like to be able to use my USB memory stick and mouse after making this dual-boot conversion. What should I type to try the default boot from the System Rescue CD?


If I use fb800 nodetect, will Windows still recognise USB devices? If so, I suppose I could survive by transferring data from the memory stick to the FAT32 partition under Windows, and then rebooting under Linux to pick it up.

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  • Question about USB devices
    2007-03-23 15:29:53  Kevin Farnham | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Tommy -- if you've successfully converted your system to a dual boot system, Ubuntu itself may recognize your USB memory stick. I have a "PNY Attache" memory stick, and as soon as I plug it into a USB slot when I'm booted in Ubuntu, Ubuntu recognizes the device.

    On my system, Ubuntu automatically mounts the memory stick as:

    /media/usbdisk

    and I can access that as though it was a standard directory on my system.