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Old 05-03-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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firewire HD, how to see it in Linux


I am trying to get a Firwire HD to work. It is a EIDE HD bigger than 30GB that is in a firewire caddy. The computer has a PCI firewire card in it. Using Opensuse.

the lspci:
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)

Where can I find the HD? It is not in the Storage Media section of KDE 3.5.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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Check your 'dmesg' or syslog if it got attached OK. If it did you should be able to find it as a SCSI-emulated device (/dev/sd.*) or in Udevs /dev/disk/by-.*/ dirs.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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I had typed up a reply to your comment, but lost it because the site timed out.

Thank you for the comment.

I am trying to redo that reply. I used the "dmesg" command like you said, and I found some Firewire and SCSI entries.

sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
scsi4 : SBP-2 IEEE-1394
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[20]

I am new to Linux. I am trying to understand what all of this means. There was a lot of stuff in dmesg. Most of it I am trying to figure out.
I want to install Linux on this Fireware PCI HD. The BIOS does not see it. I want to boot to it from GRUB. Someone in the forum said that I need a "chainloader". I do not know how to do that. Linux can see it. Would I just edit the menu.lst file? I want to install Linux from the cd after booting with another HD, and then get the Firewire PCI HD to boot.

1) How to I put the chainloader into GRUB to get the GRUB bootloader to boot the Firewire PCI HD?

2) What partitioning should I use? Automatic installation partition? The HD is 40GB, that is above the 30GB limit. I was thinking of one partition with the LVM. What would be a good way to partition 40GB? How much room does boot need? root?

There was another question, but let me get this installation to work first.
 
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I had typed up a reply to your comment, but lost it because the site timed out.
If that happens often, do let Jeremy know by adding a ticket to LQs bugtracker.


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I am new to Linux. I am trying to understand what all of this means. There was a lot of stuff in dmesg. Most of it I am trying to figure out.
If you're new to GNU/Linux the best first thing I can suggest is learning to find information and reading. When using the right search terms you can find a lot of information here at LQ, LQs LinuxAnswers, the LQ Wiki or else through your favourite searchengines. Please do search, because a lot has been asked already.

About reading. Your distribution (please fill in your profile info) has general texts about finding your way around the system, and so do others like for instance Debian. And then there's Rute. Try to pace your reading, not trying to take it all in at once. Commands have manuals (try 'man ls', 'info grub'), applications have manuals (usually in /usr/share/doc/, /usr/local/share/doc/ sometimes /usr/doc). When you want to install application and your distribution doesn't provide documents other sites to look for are the applications site itself and for instance The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP).


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I want to install Linux on this Fireware PCI HD. The BIOS does not see it. I want to boot to it from GRUB. Someone in the forum said that I need a "chainloader". I do not know how to do that. Linux can see it. Would I just edit the menu.lst file? I want to install Linux from the cd after booting with another HD, and then get the Firewire PCI HD to boot.
Search LQ for "grub chainload". Type 'info grub', select "Booting", select "General.*", select "Chain-loading". See http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Multiboot-with-GRUB.html. Backup your GRUB configuration, experiment.


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2) What partitioning should I use? Automatic installation partition? The HD is 40GB, that is above the 30GB limit. I was thinking of one partition with the LVM. What would be a good way to partition 40GB? How much room does boot need? root?
One other thing is that questions that do not relate to the original questions (OP or Original Post) you asked should go in a new thread. May sound tedious but there's good reasons for that and it's not hard getting used to do it that way (when in Rome...).

If you search LQ for "partitioning scheme" (or from the outside for instance Google LQ with "site:linuxquestions.org "partitioning scheme"") you'll find some discussions. Read a few, form an opinion, then you can ask more specific questions.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html

I read the GRUB manual, RTFM, about booting and multi-boot. I tried different ways, but I keep getting errors from GRUB such as "Error 12: Invalid Device Requested". You suggested to start a new post, so I think that is what I am going to do. Thank you for your comment.
 
  


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