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NoUsb Option

Postby stockdam on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:09 pm

There is a problem with the USB on my computer (the PC freezes when the drivers are loaded so I want to be able to disable USB support when booting a LiveCD.

In some versions of Linux you have a NOUSB option but I don't think this is supported in Mint.

Is there a way to do this?
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Re: NoUsb Option

Postby lagagnon on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:50 pm

I believe all kernel parameters are supported: http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation ... meters.txt
So "nousb" should work.
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Re: NoUsb Option

Postby stockdam on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:59 pm

Can anyone confirm this as I thought that the nousb option wasn't implemented (maybe I'm wrong)....I'm using Mint 6.
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Re: NoUsb Option

Postby DrHu on Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:07 am

stockdam wrote:Can anyone confirm this as I thought that the nousb option wasn't implemented (maybe I'm wrong)....I'm using Mint 6.

Can't you confirm it yourself by using the command on the kernel boot, either temporarily by editing at the boot menus or just by editing the /boot/grub/menu.1st file as root
    alt F2
    --get a run dialog
    gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.1st
    --edit the menu.1st file and save change.
Alternatively open the file as root from the Nautilus file manager (right click file or directory /boot/grub ), enter your user password and make the change to menu.1st file
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