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USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Does HP 11i-v2/3 support USB Flash Drive insertion, mounting, read+write?

If not directly supported, is it IN-directly supported?

If either of the above is true, can USB Flash Drive use be disabled by deletion of packages, filesets. etc? If so, please be specific.

Thx.
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Hi,

11iv2:
supported flash drives supported is short.
"Update to USB Driver Support on HPUX 11iv2":
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01917291/c01917291.pdf

11iv3:
most available flash drives should function correctly
"Update to USB Driver Support on HPUX 11iv3": http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01914764/c01914764.pdf

Regards,
Mounaam
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

The above links are great for someone wanting to enable the USB write capability of FLASH Drives and DVD/CD media... but I need to do the exact opposite. I need to DISABLE this functionality.

How would I DISABLE write capability to these devices?


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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Hi John,

just re-read the instructions - there are all hints:

11iv2: check if USB-00 or patch PHKL_39269 is installed (swlist ...)
If yes - swremove it.

11iv3: check if USB-00 or USB-02 or patch PHKL_39820 is installed (swlist ...)
If yes - swremove it.
With VM, also check for patch PHSS_38566 and PHSS_38567.

HTH
V.

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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

If you can disable it as root, root can enable it again.

Other users cannot mount it or use it in another way.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Disablement is preferable to removal. How?

Also, I was viewing bundle/product info w/swremove and saw:

For bundle USB-00:
USB-CORE
-EHCI
-OHCI
-TRANS

Drilling down one level, the list then looks like:

BLKONLY-MS
BOOT-KBD
BOOT-MOUSE
CORE-OOC
DEVFS
KBD-MUX
OOC-SVCS
OO-CDIO
SYSPREP
USB-CORE
-EHCI
-OHCI
-TRANS

Can a select few from the immediate above list (only) be safely removed in order to disable the CD/DVD and FLASH?

Thx.
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

In other words - IMHO you don't need to do anything, because no normal user can mount it anyway.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Hi.

Still need to know if deleting

BLKONLY-MS & OO-CDIO

will effectively remove CD/DVD and Flash Drive Functionality? Or is BLKONLY-MS only for "other" types of mass storage?

Also, what about floppies on HP-UX. I haven't seen any systems come thru with them in years?

Thx.

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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

You should test it ...
Do you have a test server?

After re-reading the link:
For 11iv2:
patch PHKL_39269 is installed with USB-00 version D.
All USB-00 before v.D will not have the patch and so the system doesn't support USB Flash Drive.

I think, for more certainty you have to ask HP for help.

HTH
V.
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE SUPPORT

Hi,

if you have a test server, try to disable (cf kcmodule(1M)) following kernel modules:
- UsbBootKeyboard
- UsbBootMouse
- UsbBulkOnlyMS
- UsbEhci
- UsbHid
- UsbMiniBus
- UsbOhci
- UsbScsiAdaptor
- usbd
- ehci

Regards,
Mounaam