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ashields124 07-11-2011 10:09 AM

USB Device Not Recognized
 
At my office, we use RedHat 4.8. Recently we installed it on a new computer. The computer is not recognizing IronKey flash drives. It does not show up when I type fdisk -l as a listed device.

dmesg produces this output:
scsi15: SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
then it lists the specifics of the flash drive.
sr0: scsi3-mnc drive: 52x/52x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi15, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
USB Mass Storage device sound at 23

tail -f /var/log/messages also reads that it is there.

When I use other flash drive, it will write to to sdb1, and I can see that in dmesg, but this one is not appearing.

I am thinking something may have went wrong during the install and it is a kernel problem, and I will have to reinstall. Is there any other options before trying that?

alfredo10 07-11-2011 10:33 AM

Hi!
Normally USB devices automatically are recognized:
Terminal: "lsusb":
Code:

[alfredo@localhost ~]$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash Flash Drive
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
...

In my case it' s a Transcend; the hexcode 058f:6387 shows the vendor and the device.
Is it recognized on another computer? Maybe it is damaged.
alfredo

ashields124 07-11-2011 12:04 PM

It recognizes it's there when I run lsusb, but I can't mount it because there is no sdb assigned. It does work on other computers.

TB0ne 07-11-2011 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashields124 (Post 4411788)
It recognizes it's there when I run lsusb, but I can't mount it because there is no sdb assigned. It does work on other computers.

Ironkey devices are NOT 'regular' USB flashdrives. Did you check Ironkey's support site?
https://support.ironkey.com/article/347

And since you're using Ironkey and RedHat Enterprise...you can call either of them for support, since you're paying for it.

alfredo10 07-11-2011 03:02 PM

Hi!
Maybe you should search with the hexcode to find out the vendor and name of the device and/or search for "problem name" or "problem hexcode" or "linux ...".
alfredo

TB0ne 07-11-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfredo10 (Post 4411919)
Hi!
Maybe you should search with the hexcode to find out the vendor and name of the device and/or search for "problem name" or "problem hexcode" or "linux ...".
alfredo

The OP already said that it's an Ironkey USB drive.

ashields124 07-11-2011 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4411918)
Ironkey devices are NOT 'regular' USB flashdrives. Did you check Ironkey's support site?
https://support.ironkey.com/article/347

And since you're using Ironkey and RedHat Enterprise...you can call either of them for support, since you're paying for it.


I've already tried doing the steps in that link. I was hoping maybe there was a simple solution that I didn't think of before calling them. Thanks though.


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