Does Centos 6.1 support USB 3.0?

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Does Centos 6.1 support USB 3.0?

Post by otropogo » 2011/12/20 18:14:52

I'm using two external hard drives and a USB3.0 card reader via an Expresscard adapter on a Toshiba laptop. Have been frustrated in my search for a LiveCD distribution of Linux that reliably supports this hardware.

My search on USB 3.0 here turned up nothing, although I note at least one poster has usb 3.0 on his computer. Knoppix 6.7.1 doesn't see anything attached to my expresscard adapter, nor does Mint 12, nor any of the most recent versions of Puppy Linux except for Slacko 5.29.6 (which unfortunately has other issues). Slacko 5.3 managed to lose its predecessor's ability somehow.

Puppy 5.2.8 with the addition of an add-on "pet" usb 3.0 driver manages to see devices on the expresscard adapter, but intermittently has issues with the ntfs partitions (on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, but not on the hard drives), and then mounts them read only.

Does Centos6.1 support USB3.0 natively? If not, is there a way to add such support via a persistent overlay or by some other means without installing Centos to hard drive?

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Does Centos 6.1 support USB 3.0?

Post by toracat » 2011/12/20 21:35:30

USB 3.0 was first seen in CentOS 6.0 as "Technology Preview" but is now fully supported in 6.1.

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