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Old 05-20-2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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USB devices do not connect in suze 10.2


I have just installed suze 10.2 and some of my usb devices are not being recognised. I am brand new to linux and don't know my way around. Can someone please suggest a starting point for my investigations.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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What USB device, a Flash Drive?
This HOW TO might be helpful:-
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Flash-Memory-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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In suse 10.3 in yast2 is also a option hardware information Do you find over there ?
Because it might be possible that it is recognised but the driver is missing
And as stated before what kind of USB devices is it ?

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Old 05-21-2008, 05:36 AM   #4
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The USB devices are a 4Gb pen drive and a 500Gb external hard drive. Error message says 'Invalid mount option when trying to mount the volume 'FreeAgent Drive''.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
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In the failsafe mode cd /etc/
Su and than root password
Kwrite Fstab now you are editing fstab delete the lines about the external HD drive and pen drive and save it
After shut down the system remove the pen drive then restart the system with USB hard drive connected
Suse 10.3 normally recognize the USB hard drive
After this try the same with USB pen drive


Hope it helps

all the best
 
Old 05-22-2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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Hi ronlau9

I followed your instructions. Got as far as enter password but the password I use to get into the Yast Control Center didn't work. I rebooted and entered Yast to check the password and entered the IDE MODE page. Out of curiosity I turned off DMA mode on both system hard drives. The machine runs a bit slower in Linux but I can now access the USB ext HDD and pen drives.
2 Questions if I may?
Is the password for cd/etc/Su different from the one for Yast.
How do I upgrade to openSuze 10.3

many thanks

Last edited by rocketreg; 05-22-2008 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 10:05 AM   #7
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Root password is both in Gui and failsafe mode the same
But the sequence is su then enter and then password
If you down load suse 10.3 there is some where a option to upgrade
But mostly a clean install is better if you do not format home you keep you,re data or backup it somewhere

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