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Old 05-06-2004, 04:09 AM   #1
JimmyJ
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External Speedzter5 Enclosure


Has anyone had any luck in hooking up a Speedzter5 external USB2/Firewire enclosure? I'm running Slackware 9.1 and I've been googling for a while on this with no luck. I look through dmesg and the USB2 part gets dected fine. I see things like the scsi0 bus and generic device /dev/sg0 when it's connected with the USB2 cable, but I don't see anything when I boot with the Firewire cable. I also haven't found the definitive way to write it up in /etc/fstab. I don't know whether to use sd0, sa0, sg0 or what. Each thing I find when searching uses a different device and I'm getting kind of frustrated. The drive is a 6GB drive formatted with FAT32.

output of lspci:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01e0 (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01eb (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ee (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ed (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ec (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ef (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006c (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 30)
01:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
01:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 08)
01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: CMD Technology Inc Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 ND [Radeon 9700]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 [Radeon 9700 Pro] (Secondary)
output of lsusb:

Code:
Unknown line at line 1809
Duplicate HUT Usage Spec at line 2650
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:0038 Microsoft Corp. SideWinder Precision 2
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:003b Microsoft Corp. SideWinder Game Voice
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0039 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0402:5621 Acer Labs Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
output of fstab:

Code:
/dev/hda5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda1        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
/dev/hda2        /usr             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda3        /opt             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda6        /tmp             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,users,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
/dev/dvd         /mnt/dvd         auto        noauto,users,ro  0   0
/dev/sg0         /mnt/ext         auto        auto,users,exec  0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
I want the drive to have a mount point of /mnt/ext and you can see above that I have it going to sg0. I have no idea if that's right. When I grep dmesg, I see:

*snip*

Code:
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using address 2
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor: USB 2.0   Model: Storage Device    Rev: 0100
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
mount shows:

Code:
/dev/hda1 on / type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda2 on /usr type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda3 on /opt type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda6 on /tmp type reiserfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
If there are any other outputs needed, please let me know! Once again, thanks in advance for any help I can get with this ... thanks!

- JJ
 
Old 05-06-2004, 01:39 PM   #2
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Problem solved!

I had to add "modprobe sd_mod" to rc.local to start with. I unplugged and plugged back in the drive and did a "tail -10 /var/log/messages" to watch the hot-plug; it then told me that the device was sda. However, at that point, I had no idea where the mount point was supposed to be on sda, so I did a fdisk /dev/sda and at the command menu, I did a "p" to check out the table. I saw that the W95FAT was under sda5 and that solved it! One "mount -t vfat /dev/sda5 /mnt/ext" later and it workes like a charm! So that's the USB2 working, I'll work on the Firewire sometime later.

- JJ
 
  


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