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I can't seem to mount any of my SCSI devices... this is a problem I tackled many months ago, and finally gave up ... out of necessity I'm ready to try it again. I've posted on this problem before, so see this thread
My SCSI card sees the devices when the SCSI BIOS is loading, whether it's a hard drive in the removable SCSI bay or a media card in my Microtech media card reader ... but once I boot to Linux I can't find what device to call them to mount them. I get 'not a valid block device' messages. I've installed the drivers for my card, an Adaptec 29320, and it appears they installed correctly...
If it matters the hard drive is on SCSI wide, assigned SCSI ID 02 and the card reader is on SCSI narrow, assigned SCSI ID 04,05,06 (It's a multicard reader.)
I REALLY need some help here, I must have this card reader for a project I need to get done...
linux does not yet support ntfs, but anyway... OK ,lets try this...
log into a console as root and gedit /etc/fstab...change the last line from...
/dev/sda1 /mnt/scsi auto defaults
/dev/sda1 /mnt/scsi vfat auto,umask=0 0 0
then go into /dev/scsi, and you should find your files (hopefully)
Thanks, that did it ... and I knew linux couldn't see ntfs ... I had one of my many temporary brain shutdowns and forgot it while trying to swap to another drive to see what was up.
Still working on the card reader, which doesn't even show up when I run cdrecord -scanbus... but the scsi card sees it when the scsi config is loading at boot time...
What do you think about trying to add fat=12 to fstab on the line where I'm trying to get it to find the card reader? The flash card should be formatted as a fat 12 fs ... I was going to try it but the man page where it discusses overriding the vfat autodetection option says CAUTION... so I thought I'd ask first...