USB usages?(Ben)

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at
Thu Jun 9 09:50:40 EDT 2011

>>>>> "Joshua" == Joshua Judson Rosen <rozzin at> writes:

> `usable as a USB mass-storage device' is pretty standard these days,
> isn't it? I know that the Archos, Nokia, and Apple devices work that
> way, at least.

But it's always a p.i.t.a.  because you cannot share a disk device
between multiple clients.  I.e. if you gave the PC you connect to access
to a UBI partition, you'd first have to unmount the partition on the
Ben's Linux, then later remount it, when the PC is done.

This only works if you have a separate (vfat) data partition, since you
can't unmount/remount the rootfs.

On the ben you nowadays have sftp support, so most Linuxes can
quasi-mount the ben's filesystem as a share.  (On Ubuntu try: places ->
connect to server)


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