[Wlug] Sony floppy disk memory stick adapter
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 00:02:46 -0500
I think this is related to the FlashPath - the SmartMedia floppy adapter
(same idea - slightly different media). I vaguely recall trying to get
the binary-only smartdisk module to work - and having some success.
According to the press release (http://linuxpr.com/releases/1968.html) -
LinuxCare developed the driver - which may also work with the memory
stick version. Can't seem to find anyplace to actually download it from
though. It was developed for Red Hat 6.1 - kernel 2.2.x - so even if you
can find it, it probably won't work with anything recent.
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> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Andy Stewart
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 10:40 PM
> To: Worcester Linux Users' Group
> Subject: [Wlug] Sony floppy disk memory stick adapter
> Hi everybody,
> My brother-in-law just obtained a Sony floppy disk memory
> stick adapter
> (MSAC-FD2MA). You put a memory stick into this "thing" which
> then plugs into
> the floppy drive.
> He put it into the floppy drive and it mounted OK, but 'df'
> thinks the device
> is full when indeed its empty. There was a Windows driver
> supplied with it
> also. Attempts to copy files to it while mounted failed with errors
> indicative of no remaining space.
> Does anybody know anything about this little toy? I can't
> find anything on
> the net, but I'll keep looking. It doesn't seem like it
> would be that hard
> to figure out and make work with Linux, if one were so inclined.
> Andy Stewart, Founder
> Worcester Linux Users' Group
> Worcester, MA USA
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