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Old 07-11-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
ashields124
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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?
 
Old 07-11-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
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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 ...".
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:36 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #7
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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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