[oclug] Lexar Secure problem
miden at travel-net.com
Wed Mar 2 08:22:54 EST 2005
On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 15:48 -0500, Jeff 'Alias' East wrote:
> I have the Lexar Jumpdrive, not "secure". I've used it with the 2.4
> and 2.6 kernel, and they handle write-protection detection differently. Mine
> has none, and I've had no trouble with it so far.
I have a small JumpDrive -not secure- as well and have no problem
writing to it. The JumpDrive Secure works on MS but won't let me in in
> Also, "fdisk /dev/sda1" will let me change the partition type, tho I'm
> keeping the fat16 default for now. It's a "hard drive", not a floppy, so
> treating it like /dev/sda won't work.
> > The other approach I thought of was looking around for nice clear
> > instructions on how to install a small Linux system and use that to grab
> > files from another machine - even if I have to use a boot floppy to get
> Uh, I don't understand what you mean. Is this related to your
I meant - to install a small Linux system on the Jumpdrive.
DamnSmallLinux can be used for this, and FeatherLinux. I assume there
are others. Then I could just plug the JumpDrive into a USB slot and
reboot the computer that has the files I want and acquire them that way.
> > to destroy it in the process by wiping out some little bit of required
> > code that may be tucked away someplace.
> I don't think there's anything to wipe out.
Fat16 etc. doesn't keep 'permissions' as in Linux (I believe) so there
must be something else going on here - I assume a separate bit of
software. I was worried that the existence of this code might imply that
there is other code necessary for the functioning of the drive. If not,
I'll happily reformat... but I want to know before I try it :-)
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