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Re: [nslu2-general] USB "Mass Storage" & NSLU2.

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  • Mike Westerhof
    Could be a practical use for the information in the following wiki article: http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddDeviceSideUSBPort But that might be more
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 27, 2006
      Could be a practical use for the information in the following wiki article:

      http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddDeviceSideUSBPort

      But that might be more hardware and kernel hacking than you had in mind...

      Mike (mwester)

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "rufusa.rm" <rufusa@...>
      To: <nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 6:18 AM
      Subject: [nslu2-general] USB "Mass Storage" & NSLU2.


      > I've been running an unslung turboed slug for a while and love it.
      >
      > Today I've taken delivery of a shiny new standalone DVD player which
      > has a USB port for connecting FAT32 Mass Storage devices. Using the
      > player you can browse the connected storage device and play MP3s,
      > Divx etc.
      >
      > A crazy though occoured to me! Wouldn't it be great to *somehow* use
      > the NSLU2, an external USB HDD and the DVD Player together in
      > harmony. That way I could copy files to the HDD connected as an
      > NSLU2 based NAS over the LAN (or download directly using ctorrent).
      > Yet AT THE SAME TIME, the dvd player is able to browse the self same
      > HDD and play content via the player.
      >
      > Only snag is I'm a bit stumped with the *somehow*. I presume there
      > isn't an external HDD which will happily be a "slave" to two
      > connected "masters" simultaniously (the NSLU2 and DVD Player). Or an
      > automatic hardware USB switchbox that will seamlessly deal with the
      > demands of two connected masters?
      >
      > So is there any clever way of getting this to work, for example
      > somehow tricking the DVD Player in to thinking the NSLU2 is a
      > vanilla Mass Storage device i.e. NSLU2 is master to HDD, and slave
      > to DVD Player.
      >
      > Any thoughts, or is this going to be the impossibility it first
      > appears (without constant cable swapping)!
      >
      > TIA - Rufus.
      >
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