Mailing List Archived Message #408

From: "Jon" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Thumbdrive problem w/ T61
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 14:26:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: "eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List" <>

My thumb drive doesn't work on my T61.  Suggestions?

Thumb drive is 1GB drive partitioned to FAT16 & HPFS.  I checked the partition signatures w/ DFSee and they look
correct.  Or at least they don't have any text that relates to Windows or MS.  DFSee seems to think it is ok, as
far as I can tell anyway.  I went ahead and rewrote the MBR & updated the LVM entries while in DFSee.

The drive works fine on my desktop.  And it works fine on the T61 when booted to XP, ie: it sees FAT partition &
'unformatted' partition - the HPFS partition.

When booted to eCS rc6a, if I plug the drive in sometimes I get the popup that the drives are attached, sometimes
not.  Either way, if I leave the machine alone for at least an hour the thumbdrive access light is still flashing
- very slowly.  I presume it is reading sectors.  I know that I should probably wipe it and reformat it but if
I'm going to do that I should probably do it on the T61 and I don't think I will ever be able to access it long
enough to get that job done.

If I try to start LVM, it hangs.

If I start LVM first, then insert the drive it just sits there flashing and LVM doesn't update, or it doesn't
update in a reasonable time - I've never waited more than several minutes.


The usb drivers are v10.162 and usbmsd is also v10.162 which I believe are the latest drivers.

I *cannot* recall if I have used this drive while booted to eCS on the T61 or not but *I think* I have.  I don't
use theat thumbdrive all that often so I can't be sure.

Thanks, jon

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