[TAG] 2c tip: USB digital cameras with Linux
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Jul 1 19:24:30 MSD 2004
On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 12:22:43AM -0400, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 04:14:44PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:04:59PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> > >
> > > No, I'm making the distinction between USB being /dev/sr* and
> > > mass-storage being /dev/sda*
> > Ok... which doesn't answer my question.
> > "Will devices in the class USB-Storage appear to the Linux kernel in
> > any other fashion than as SCSI-Emulation?"
> > I very specifically mean *storage* here, since that's the issue at
> > hand. I'm not interested in generic other USB devices.
> The answer is "yes, but you don't want to go there." I've used a weird
> version of mtools in the past - written by an ex-cow-orker of Jim's,
> interestingly enough - to read the SD card which was inserted into a
> floppy-shaped holder. It was painful, slow, ugly, and problematic (I
> could write a novel), but it let me have a Linux-only laptop. SCSI
> emulation was a *lovely* release from that method; given "hotplug", I
> just connect the camera to the USB port, and my "/mnt/sdcard" contains
> all my pics.
> /dev/sdb /mnt/sdcard msdos user,noauto,gid=103,fmask=113 0 0
> Works a treat.
That sounds like I was right and while Thomas isn't exactly wrong, his
assertion is a) difficult to get to and b) equally less useful than my
Did I get that right? :-)
Oh, and why sdb? What's emulating onto sda?
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