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Offline KingBongo

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PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« on: February 25, 2012, 07:22:32 AM »
Hi. I have a rather unusual question I think.

I am sick and tired of burning a CD each and every time I want to put some music onto the old bastard (Pentium I with TC 3.5). Does Tiny Core support PCI USB Controllers so I can start using USB sticks instead? What about mounting? Does the regular "mounting tool" support USB devices?

Offline curaga

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 07:25:21 AM »
Yes to all three.

Though setting up networking would be nicer than shuffling usb sticks, IMHO :)
PCI ethernet cards should also be cheaper than usb ones.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

Offline KingBongo

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 07:36:15 AM »
curaga:
Yes, I agree, but the closest network is far away :P

Thank you! I will buy one of those crazy cheap PCI USB controllers available on ebay. Do you recommend any particular chipset?

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 09:38:56 AM »
NEC

Offline KingBongo

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 11:24:58 PM »
gerald_clark:
How about VIA chipsets? They seem to be a little bit cheaper still.

Offline curaga

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 12:04:13 AM »
They are usually ok too.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

Offline cast-fish

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Re: PCI USB Controllers and Tiny Core?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 04:54:38 AM »
The VIA controller cards are OK off ebay...used them many many times...

it' s also USB 2.0 that they give your machine....over 5 ports....there is an extra PORT
actually on the roof of the card....that is fully usable

Vince.