|Modified Page to let it look reasonable in IE.|
|New Mail address as altavista.com closed their service.|
| Updated Driver for 2.4.x kernels The driver
contains some speed improvements, especially for access to (V)FAT file systems.
I removed the dependency from the kernel source tree and put the whole software in a separate directory.
Since there is a new firmware out, I do not plan to extensively continue development on this driver by myself but on demand of the users. If you have questions or suggestions or even find a bug, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Driver for 2.4.0 Kernel & Sources for sniffusb utility The driver works with 2.4.3 and should work with 2.4.0, but I did not test it. I make 2.4.0 responsible for the loss of two partitions (2GB each) : /home and the second one where I park backup until I burn them on CD...|
The driver sources for 2.2.x kernels (tested only on 2.2.16) are available as a compressed tar file
You will find HTML version of the driver documentation file
for the USB disc enclosure here . The file has been created with Star Office.
I developed some additional utilities , which helped me in creating the driver. One of the tools is a graphical user interface to send commands to a USB device. It is called jusb . Another tool I used is sniffusb , which allows me to have a graphical look at the output of the famous sniffusb program written by email@example.com . Another shell script lets you boot from this USB disc drive.
The tools mentioned above where developed "fit to purpose" and are available as a result of the development process for the driver. If there is enough interest for a broader usage, I will be glad to develop them further.
Datafab kindly provided me an additional enclosure for 2,5" and 3,5" discs in early summer 2001. Using these enclosures, it turned out that they do now support standard protocols, which are supported by usb-storage . See table below:
|Vendor ID||Product ID||Comment|
|0x07c4||0xa002||"old" firmware, use ide-usb driver|
|0x07c4||0x0103||"new" firmware, use usb-storage|
|0x55aa||0x1234||"new" firmware, but no hard disc in enclosure or hard disc not recognized. In my case the disc I used was too old.|
Copyright (c) 2000 Josef Reisinger (DatafabDriver@netscape.net)
This programs are free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
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that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
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This page is born out of the need to publish the driver so it is still under construction. As soon as I have some time, I will beautify it.