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jackconstantine 01-21-2006 04:23 PM

Can't mount external firewire drive
 
Hey ya'll
I got a Maxtor OneTouchII external formatted into two drives, one fat32 and the other ext3 - I can mount it fine when i hook it up via USB (it shows up at /dev/sda5 & /dev/sda6). However, I only have USB 1.1, so mounting it via firewire would be nicer. Unfortunatly, it looks like the sbp2 driver isn't creating a valid block device.

I'm running Slackware 10.1, freshly installed off the cd (I updated firefox and nothing else), with kernel 2.4.31

dmesg produces the following:

root@frobenius:~# dmesg | tail
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
ieee1394: sbp2: Node 0-00:1023: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 08:00.
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 08:00.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 08:00.
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O MODULE]


which basically means nothing to me. Anyone able to help me out, either with what I should mount, or what I could add to my fstab?

Thanks a bunch.

jackconstantine 01-22-2006 07:50 AM

Found one possible solution - apparently the ohci1394 and ieee1394 modules were updated in kernels later than 2.4.4. So, I'm going to update my kernel and see if that doesn't help anything.

If anyone cares, there is a guide out there I'm following now that walks you through mounting a firewire drive from start to finish. I can't post the URL (since I don't have five posts yet?) but if you google ("linux and firewire" Weizmann) it's the first thing that crops up.

RottenMutt 01-22-2006 10:08 AM

http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/comp-archive/msg00289.html
is that the link, did u get it working?

jackconstantine 01-25-2006 11:19 AM

yeah, got it working fine. Slackware shiped with 2.6.13 on the second cd (though it wasn't an option during install) so a few installpkg's later and I was rolling. The firewire drive loaded no problem, both partitions showed up fine, and everything is hunky-dory.


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