[maemo-users] IDEA: make N800 emulate a USB CD-ROM, possible? yes/no?

From: Wayne Fiori dev9null at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 14 23:06:32 EEST 2009
Wouldn't this: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ be an easier solution?

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Once upon a while, I have a crazy idea.... and this time I think this
> one is good...
> Here´s it: create some software that would make the N800 impersonate a
> I really really really hate having to burn CDs and DVD-Rs to test new
> linux versions.
> If I could just download the ISO images to from my N800 and then
> enable some software that
> takes control of the USB port and impersonates a CD-ROM accesing the
> contents of .iso (iso 9660) images on one of the SD cards, it would be
> GREAT....
> There is a Palm OS software that is VERY close to what I want:
> "Softick Card Export" for Palm OS... it takes control of the Treo /
> Centro USB port and fakes a "USB MASS STORAGE" (pen drive, thumb
> drive, card reader call it whatever you want)  to the PC connected to
> it, so the PC side thinks it has a pen drive plugged in, while in fact
> it´s a "virtual" USB Mass Storage device done in software on the
> PalmOS side, which reads contents of internal memory and maps it as a
> usb drive. Of course this ovverrides the USB device ID sent by the
> Palm OS (otherwise the PC side detects it as what it is, a phone).
> Well, I envision a Nxx piece of software could do the same....
> mounting iso9660 cd images and faking a USB CD/DVD-rom unit to the USB
> side.
> How difficult would it be to implement this? any volunteers?.
> FC
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