[INSTALL VIA USB] Useful (IMHO) hint

If you are running Windows on your WebDT366 this is for you.

[INSTALL VIA USB] Useful (IMHO) hint

Postby ::PHLAVIO:: » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:48 am

Hello everyone,

I'd like to make know to anyone having troubles with installing any flavour of XP
via this kind of structure:

powered USB CD-ROM drive + USB keyboard -> unpowered USB hub -> DT366

that lenght and diameter of the cables you're using do matter a lot.

Since yesterday when my beloved DT366 arrived I have tried literally dozens of
different combinations of hubs, cables, drives and keyboards and the resulting
rule of thumb appeared to be the following:

The shorter and the thicker the USB cabling, the better.

This appeared to be true also if you're using a powered USB hub; I don't know for
sure whether this depends on data noise immunity or power issues but, since with
some thin USB cables I obtained erratic behaviours during Windows installation, I
guess it's a data related issue.

I had to experiment with that because I need to keep my DT carrying bag as much
smaller and lighter as I can, thus avoiding powered USB with the related power supply.
Now I'm finally sitting here looking at the final stages of the installation, full of peaceful
and easy feelings towards the whole mankind.  ::)

Have a nice day,

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Re: [INSTALL VIA USB] Useful (IMHO) hint

Postby cgrape2 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:01 am

Thanks for the info.I have often wondered if those variables made a difference.I've never had any issues with those symptoms,by luck I think,now there is your post to guide us!
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