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I just installed Mandrake 10.0 on my laptop (my first linux install) and am trying to set up my external usb hard drive... I haven't been able to find the device to mount the drive. I've tried to mount /dev/sda but that wasn't working so I started a little digging.
When I turn on the hard drive I find the following information in /proc/bus/usb/devices:
usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 2
I'm a little concerned by the "Driver=(none)"... On all the posts I've found on the matter, I usually see some sort of scsi emulation start, but I don't get that... do I need to specifically enable it or could it not be in the kernel? How can I do/check this? Any other suggestions?
So I see that scsi_mod is running and that usb-storage is set up, so that is good but now any suggestions why scsi emulation doesn't start when the device is plugged in? Because it doesn't start, the drive doesn't show up with "fdisk -l" Could my problem be that modprobe.conf doesn't have the "/sbin/modprobe ehci-hcd" entry?
That's probably not it. Ehci is for usb 2.0; the drive should still work at usb 1.x speeds which uses the uhci module. Do you have any other usb storage devices connected? After connecting the drive, is there a /dev/sda file?
I have an external usb hard drive(Maxtor One Touch) which works fine in mdk10 and worked with a little tweaking in mdk9.2. If you want to compare, here's my entire lsmod output: