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New driver to read and write large USB storage devices

Published: 17th Nov 2008, 16:42:21 | Permalink | Printable

Jeff Doggett has ported a library to create a RISC OS module that can access USB-based FAT32 storage devices greater than 2GB in size, such as memory sticks and Flash cards. Jeff said: "This is just a filing system module - there is no desktop front-end or anything user friendly. It's version 0.01 which should give you some idea that you should try it first on a test drive before letting it loose on anything valuable."

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Great news and I am sure many people will find this useful

 is a RISC OS Userstevek on 18/11/08 5:38AM
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An excellent bit of software. Thank you Jeff!

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 19/11/08 1:39AM
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Whats the difference between using this and !ROFS, which has a front end ?

 is a RISC OS UserHairy on 19/11/08 9:56AM
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It's a real file system, so you can use files from it directly, rather than having to copy them out first. It also means you can use the filer, and save stuff back.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 19/11/08 10:36AM
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So you can use it normally, it works in the background, drag and drop ? When I read the notes above it has no front end or its not anything user friendly. Sorry :(

 is a RISC OS UserHairy on 19/11/08 10:41AM
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The "no frontend" bit is quite misleading if you are not aware of the ins and outs of RISC OS filing system stuff.

In the case of any FS, the RISC OS Filer is your frontend when dealing with files and directories. However, typically all FSes also give you a "drive icon" to get to the root of your medium.

Jeffs FS does not do this and therefore relies on the command line to open the root filer window. And also lets you work out for yourself which of your "drives" has which number to get the command line syntax right.

 is a RISC OS Userhubersn on 19/11/08 10:51AM
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This is a very useful driver. It solves a decade (plus) old problem. It seems to work nice and smoothly too.

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 24/11/08 7:53PM
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