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Reliable USB Memory Stick Format
#1
For some reason my 460 CPUs seem excessively fussy with respect to auto mounting memory sticks. Is there a recommended format/manufacturer/etc that can be used?
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#2
To Clarify, the only memory sticks that get recognized are FAT32, which unfortunately impose a 4G file length limit.
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#3
Have you tried formatting the USB sticks as exFAT?
Are you sure the USB sticks are making good contact? I've seen some small ones that angle when inserted.
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#4
(12-14-2020, 05:42 PM)Eric Hotchkiss Wrote: Have you tried formatting the USB sticks as exFAT?
Are you sure the USB sticks are making good contact? I've seen some small ones that angle when inserted.

See https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-mount-a...on-debian/

Is this possible to include in the Power PMAC?
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#5
Does your PMAC always work with USB sticks in a FAT32 format? I'm not sure what you meant by fussy.

Quote:Is this possible to include in the Power PMAC?
It should be possible to install the package, if you can find the right version. The 460 is on debian 5 (lenny) with PowerPC so it can be difficult to find a repository still up. If you can find the file I can share instructions.

Here is an example file that should work for Dual/Quad Core ARM https://packages.debian.org/jessie/exfat-fuse
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(12-16-2020, 03:07 PM)Eric Hotchkiss Wrote: Does your PMAC always work with USB sticks in a FAT32 format? I'm not sure what you meant by fussy.

Quote:Is this possible to include in the Power PMAC?
It should be possible to install the package, if you can find the right version. The 460 is on debian 5 (lenny) with PowerPC so it can be difficult to find a repository still up. If you can find the file I can share instructions.

Here is an example file that should work for Dual/Quad Core ARM https://packages.debian.org/jessie/exfat-fuse

Fat32 seems to always work. The fussy statement probably has more to do with me trying various sticks without paying attention to the formatting.
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#7
PMAC can read two file formats for USB sticks. FAT32 and Ext4. If you are working from a Linux computer it would be easy to use Ext4 to get around the 4gb file size limit in FAT32.

If you are on a windows computer, I would recommend you transfer the files by FTP.
If you open a file explorer in windows and paste "ftp://192.168.0.200/" into the address bar, that will be the same location as /var/ftp/ on PMAC. I usually use the gather folder for transfers to avoid permissions issues that prevent transfers directly to /var/ftp/ on some CPUs.
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#8
Also to note... Linux doesn't support hot swapping of drives so you need to umount them before pulling. If you pull them without umounting more than a couple of times it will start ignoring the drive until you reboot.
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