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Old 01-25-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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SCSI device does not exist after connecting Buslink 80GB usb 1.1 hard drive


after connecting, dmesg shows:

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usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
after that, there are no /dev/sd* entries. the hard drive works as expected on my windows box.

how can i mount this drive?

thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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What linux distribution/version are you running?
Look at the output of the lsmod command. Is sd_mod being loaded? If not then this is probably the reason.
modprobe sd_mod (must be root)
 
Old 01-26-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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oops...centos 5.4 i386. and sd_mod is loading

output of lsmod | grep sd_mod:
sd_mod 25216 0
scsi_mod 142676 10 usb_storage,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,bnx2i,cxgb3i,libiscsi2,scsi_transport_iscsi2,scsi_dh,libata,sd_mod
 
Old 01-26-2010, 06:30 PM   #4
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Anything show up in the output of the dmesg command?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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nothing new. output is still the same as in my first post. when i reconnect the hard drive, the "address" number increments. that's the only difference.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Does this drive work with windows or a different linux distribution?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #7
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yes--it behaves as expected on my windows xp box. haven't tried on another linux distro. i can try virtualbox'ing another distro on my windows xp host.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 10:53 PM   #8
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i connected to another windows xp box, and it couldn't find the driver. i went to buslink's site--got some 3-in-1 driver, installed and it worked. i mustve installed this driver on the first xp box. its a USB-IDE bridge controller.

tried connecting to my fedora core 8 box--still no sd* device name:
Code:
usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2307
usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 4-1: Product: BUSlink USB-IDE Bridge Controller
usb 4-1: Manufacturer: Buslink
is there some usb-ide bridge driver i need for linux?
 
  


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