December 11, 2008

Remember me?

Last few weeks I satvery far away from all my computers. The reason, you ask? We have changed our flat against a bigger one, so that all of us have more room for work, amusement and a living. Moving affects thousands of resources, costs money and affects health. I bet I have more gray hair now than a month ago ;)

I have applied for the mass storage bouty recently and I have been working on it again during last few days. This USB class adds an exec-style device to the system, named usbmss.device. It allows programs and filesystems not aware of AROS' USB stack to talk with the MSS class devices attached to the computer. Currently, it's able to forward many exec-style commands to and from the USB device. It does not report medium change and lies about media type (it says that evertything is of type DG_DIRECT_ACCESS). Once this issues will be addressed, the device interface will be completed. Then, the USB Mass Storage will call expansion's AddBootNode function and I will hopefully boot AROS from USB stick.

Then, the bounty might be considered complete. ;)

PS. On the screenshot below, the freshly created FAT32 partition on virtual MSS device on QEmu.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, USB mass storage for AROS takes AROS to another level! Booting AROS from a USB stick will make AROS testing/using sooo much easier then before!

I hope we can reach an AROS 1.0 early next year. It should be possible with the right managing.

After we have reached a stable 1.0 release, I can start nagging about Anubis.....:-)


12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the excellent work Doc!

Looking Forward To The End

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Doc Schulz,

WOW excellent work - like you always did.

Keep goin - that's great for AROS.

And I am really looking forward to seeing the birth of ANUBIS.


10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Michael,

well we recently changed our flat too. And believe me I absolutely know what you mean :-)

I really appreciate your great work on AROS and USB support is just great! Thanyx a lot man.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One small hint: at work we found that not
every usb stick is able to boot into the
linux distro we use. This might be only linux related, but I wanted to mention it to not let you get discouraged if you have some problems with your first boot
efforts. We found it possible to have two sticks from that same type and company: one boots fine and the does not.


2:04 PM  

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