[ubuntu-za] VodaFone usb modem

Juan Koegelenberg juank at vodamail.co.za
Fri Jan 8 09:08:39 GMT 2010

Hey Wesley

Thax for the info. I guess I will get use to it. Its just a bummer to
think that the hardware ever as windows software inbedded on it.
Guess we can make a deference in that with what we are doing right no.


On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 10:38 +0200, Wesley wrote:
> Hi Juan
> The modems contain a 'fake' CDROM that it mounts, that contains the
> setup files. I think those are stored on a ROM chip so no you cannot
> format or edit them.
> I used usb modeswitch in Ubuntu 8.10 to unmount this fake drive, which
> I needed to do in order to use the modem. Karmic fixed this for me
> permanently :)
> you have to compile the code (instructions on site) to get it working,
> but if your modem works as is, perhaps not risk breaking it
> completely. unless you like tinkering that is...
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Juan Koegelenberg
> <juank at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
>         Hi
>         Thax to all for the hello`s, nice to be part of something like
>         this.
>         Well I have a problem not serious but irritating. I run Ubuntu
>         9.10
>         32bit, I have a Vodafone USB modem and data connection with
>         Vodacom.
>         Well I installed VMC for Ubuntu and it runs perfect, but the
>         windows
>         version of VMC is inbedded on the USB modem. In keeps on
>         mounting at
>         start up. Can I format the data? Is it safe? and how do I do
>         it?
>         Thax
>         Juan
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