Centuries ago, Nostradamus foresaw a time when Dave Brown would say:
>Can anyone give me a pointer toward info about Linux support for
>writing to Compact Flash memory modules, particularly as used in
>RCA Lyra player. The player comes with Windows software and a
>cable set that connects to the parallel port for transferring
>data to the memory modules.
>Since I thought I'd finally gotten rid of Windows, it bugs me to have
>to resurrect the beast to load up an mp3 player.
There's a PCMCIA card that I've used to "mount" a CF module on my
laptop; this allows treating the CF as if it were an extra disk drive.
_Presumably_ the Lyra writes data onto the CF module as if it were
some form of filesystem; I'd kind of expect it to use DOS FAT as the
filesystem format, as implementations of that are pretty ubiquitous
(if iniquitous!) as well as being fairly well-understood.
The SANDisk "ImageMate CompactFlash USB / Compact Flash Reader
SDDR-31" is, according to the <http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/>
USB-for-Linux site, now supported, treating the CF as a SCSI device.
There's certainly some fiddling there, but there are a couple of ways
of getting at the CF modules. No guarantees on what the data format
All ITS machines now have hardware for a new machine instruction --
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Please update your programs.